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.
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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.
OMG was featured on HBO’s Vice News Tonight on 3 October, 2018. A press release was created in advance of the news segment by JPL Public Affairs Office with a video segment, and that is located at:
OMG‘s Airborne eXpendable Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (AXCTD): OMG completed the last two flights on 10 & 11 September and flew a total of 15 additional science flight hours. This brings the total number of probes deployed to 239, successfully completing the survey for this year.
OMG science and surveys were featured in a major news article published by Reuters on 19 September: https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATECHANGE-GREENLAND/010080DH0S2/index.html
OMG‘s Airborne eXpendable Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (AXCTD): Last week OMG flew a total of 26 flight hours. OMG deployed AXCTDs from Kulusuk and Constable Point finishing OMG’s Eastern Greenland AXCTD survey.
On Wednesday, 22 August, OMG departed Goose Bay, and successfully launched 13 AXCTD probes in South East Greenland and landed at Kulusuk, Greenland.
The next two days 23-24 August, OMG deployed 60 AXCTD 60 in South East Greenland. On 25 August, OMG flew north to Scoresby Sound fjords and launched an additional 16 AXCTDs. For the four science flight days, OMG deployed 89 AXCTDS probes!