ER-2 Flight: 96110

Date: May 2, 1996

Mission: Wave cloud observations.

Mission Objectives

Observe the effect of DC-8 aircraft exhaust and contrails on wave clouds.

Flight Summary

Take-off was 1630 UTC. ER-2 followed DC-8 to SE Wyoming. No set patterns were flown. The ER-2 followed the DC-8 south, runs were flown behind the DC-8. The ER-2 pilot reported heavy turbulence at his altitude; the plane and instruments were strongly shaken. The ER-2 pilot reported being over contrails and was level at the NOAA-14 overpass at 2035 UTC.


Runs over wave clouds near Boulder CO.

Instrument Status

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