The NASA Earth Venture Suborbital 2 Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) completed the sixth and final Airborne Oceanographic Survey in Greenland on 22 September. A total of 350 temperature and salinity dropsondes were deployed on the continental shelf around Greenland from the JPL subcontracted DC3 Turbo Prop Aircraft from Kenn Borek Air, LTD of Calgary, Canada. In addition to the dropsondes, a total of 18 robotic satellite based drifter and floats were deployed from the open door of the aircraft, and provide months to years of data of temperature and salinity.
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Mission Accomplished! OMG completed its flights in Greenland on September 11, 2020. On their final survey day, 22 additional AXCTD probes were dropped which brings the grand total to 321 for the 2020 campaign. They also deployed 3 APEX floats that can return hundreds of profiles and last over a year.
OMG is continuing its campaign in Greenland. They are flying in the eastern Greenland coast, and have dropped a total of 229 AXCTD probes to date.
OMG was granted a flight release on 8/21/2020 to conduct the campaign in Greenland. The flights will last most of the Month of September, during which they will drop the AXCTD probes. They have dropped 107 probes to date, and are presently flying over the ice sheet to quickly cover the southeast while the weather looks good.
The 2019 AXCTD (Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth) Campaign for OMG is complete. Yesterday we finished the 2019 ocean survey with a spectacular flight to the north. We got data at Humboldt glacier and also in front of Tracy, where we had to drop right between two huge icebergs. All together we dropped 285 probes this year.
OMG had another successful week of flights. The Basler (N131PR) was based in Kangerlussuaq for Airborne eXpendable Conductivity and Temperature Depth probe (AXCTD) drops in the SE region. The aircraft then flew to Constable Point for AXCTD drops in the NE, and then flew onto Svalbard Norway. After a few days in Svalbard, and 2 science flights, the aircraft flew to Thule Greenland. In Thule the team accessed the 144 probes that were pre-positioned there via a DOD cargo ship in July. To date, the mission has dropped 154 AXCTD probes.
OMG has been deployed to Greenland for the 2019 Airborne expendable Conductivity and Temperature Depth-probe (AXCTD) campaign. The flights are occurring on the AIRTec/Basler BT-67 aircraft (Tail Number N131PR). To date, 100 AXCTD probes have been dropped in Eastern Greenland, and 10 probes dropped in Southwest Greenland. The week of 12 August was OMG media week in Kulusuk Greenland. Eight international media outlets participated in the flights from Kulusuk, including NBC/Today, CNN, CBS, AP, AFP, ITN, CBS and National Geographic. On 20 August, the aircraft departed Kulsusuk and head
The 2019 OMG Airborne eXpendable Conductivity and Temperature Depth Probe (AXCTD) campaign is underway in Greenland. The AIRTec Inc. On 10 August the aircraft departed Goose Bay and arrived in Greenland. Science operations began on 12 August with a successful day of 10 AXCTD drops, and ITN/Channel 5 participated in the flight as part of the media event. Al Roker from The NBC Today show flew on the 13 August science flight. The Weather Channel and Associated Press will fly on 14 August. There have been 30 AXCTD probes dropped as of 13 August.
The 2019 GLISTIN Campaign over Greenland has been successfully completed on the JSC Gulfstream III aircraft. All glacier targets were successfully collected in Greenland. We conducted three science flights out of Thule, Greenland covering the coastal glaciers in northern Greenland and western Greenland south of Thule.
The 2019 GLISTIN RADAR Campaign was flying from Keflavik Iceland all of last week, and successfully completed all of the flight lines in Southern and Eastern Greenland. The aircraft transited to Thule Air Force Base in Greenland on Monday, 20 March for flight in Northern Greenland.