National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wallops Flight Facility

Northwest Coastal A

OIB completed the Medium Priority Land Ice Mission today: Northwest Coastal A. The science goal for this mission is to sample different snow and ice at various stages of melt as the GV progressively works to higher elevations from the coast into the ice sheet. All instruments performed well and the mission was very successful.  The B200/AVIRIS team also seemed very pleased with the flight lines that they surveyed from the OIB flight track.  The OIB team is planning for a flight tomorrow on the east coast, if weather permits.

North West coast of Greenland (photo Matt Linkswiler)

North West coast of Greenland (photo Matt Linkswiler)

North West coast of Greenland (photo Matt Linkswiler)

North West coast of Greenland (photo Matt Linkswiler)

Partially refrozen melt lake (photo Matt Linkswiler)

(photo Matt Linkswiler)