The DC-8 and Proteus flew coordinated flights over the CF with operations between ~1630 and ~2230 CST. The Proteus flew a slow acent followed by a mapping pattern over the CF for three hours and a slow descent. The DC-8 flew a one hour mission for COAST followed by a spiral up centered on the CF, level leg bowties at 5 flight levels between 41 and 25 kft, and a spiral down over the CF. Coincident observations from the CART site were made.
Light cirrus at 25kft at mid-morning with clearing into evening. Severe clear and stable conditions during the flights.
|Instrument||Status/Comments||CART site:||CART Raman Lidar||Normal operations. Using fixed calibration (determined from WVIOP2000 time frame) throughout AFWEX.||GSFC Raman Lidar||Sub-optimal but Operational. YAG service visit today. Operated from 1800 to 2200 CST.||MPI DIAL||Not operational. Waiting on parts.||WFF Chilled Mirror Sondes||Normal Operations. Launches at 1715 and 2015 CST. 20 units left. Working issue of slow ascent rates.||Other||University of Wisconsin personel made land surface temperature and emissivity measurements in the CART site vicinity throughout the day and during the aircraft overflights.||DC-8:||LASE||Normal operation.||DLH||Normal operation.||Cryo frost-point/chilled-mirror||Normal operation.||SHIS||Normal operation.||COAST||Normal operation.||AeroSapient||Normal operation.||Proteus:||NAST-I||Normal operation.||NAST-M||Operated, but no science data recovered.||FIRSC||Had detectors working and collected first science data.|