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UAVSAR – Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar / GLISTEN-A - Glacier and Ice Surface Topography Interferometer

Monday, February 27, 2017

The GLISTIN-A Ka-band radar completed a successful mission to the Big Island of Hawaii to study topography change of Kilauea volcano on Thursday, February 16. The mission consisted of 3 flights on February 11, 12, and 15 to produce a base map of most of the island, and to obtain repeat observations in the areas of active lava flows from the east rift zone of Kilauea volcano. The JSC G-III returned to Colorado on February 18 to continue its support of the SnowEx mission, a multi-year airborne snow campaign designed to collect multi-sensor aircraft data and ground truth measurements to enable algorithm development and inform the design of a future satellite mission. Two flights have been completed this week on February 20 and 21, in conjunction with the Airborne Snow Observatory (ASO).