SUMMARY OF COAST FLIGHT 10
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 21:26:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: JOHN M BANE
Subject: COAST Flight Report - June 26
COAST Flight Number 10 was flown on June 26, 2001. This flight was to be the second of a series of near-weekly surveys conducted during the period between major COAST cruises, however rain throughout much of the survey area precluded us from completing the planned measurements. The rain that was forecast to approach from the south arrived earlier than anticipated, and so we chose to fly an AXBT line on Big Box Line 5 instead of Line 6 as planned. By the time we completed this line the rain had spread well northward, so we profiled upward to get above the clouds and returned to Corvallis.
AXBTs were deployed as follows:
Line 5: 7 AXBTs
A flight was considered for both Wed June 27 and Thursday June 28, but weather and/or military activities in the airspace over our intended survey area prevented us from completing a flight on either day. The aircraft crew will be away from Corvallis from June 29 through July 7.
(Disclaimer - These descriptions are from looking at computer graphical displays while aboard the aircraft, and closer inspection of post-flight data products will provide more accurate conclusions, some of which may differ from statements here.)
Data products will be available from http://www.marine.unc.edu/cool/COAST or they may be retrieved from the real-time results or 4-days-plus results areas. All of these are buttons off of the main COAST site.
June 28, 2001