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MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS)

FLIGHT SUMMARY INFORMATION

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Flight: 98-063
Date: 13 May 1998
Location: California to Alaska
Deployment: FIRE-ACE
Principal Investigator: King (NASA GSFC)
Additional Sensors: AirMISR, AMPR, CLS, MIR, HIS, SSFR

Data Evaluation
Overall quality is good

Processing Information
Level-1B Data in HDF format is available
Flight Line Summary
Spectral Band Configuration
Spectral Response Function Table

Browse Imagery
Flight Tracks: 22
Scanlines: 101368

Browse Imagery Table
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Lat/Lon ranges are for the BEG-END scanline nadir pixels
Flight
Track
Time Span
(GMT)
Heading
(Deg)
Lat Range
(Deg North)
Lon Range
(Deg West)
Length
(scanlines)
Altitude
(meters)
1 16:34-16:48 285 35.70-36.06 119.91-121.79 5204 ~20000
2 16:49-17:00 10 36.19-37.47 121.92-121.64 4105 ~20000
3 17:02-17:15 348 37.63-39.14 121.66-122.03 4996 ~20000
4 17:15-17:28 350 39.14-40.65 122.03-122.42 4994 ~20000
5 17:28-17:41 350 40.66-42.06 122.42-122.79 4564 ~20000
6 17:41-17:54 349 42.07-43.60 122.80-123.21 5001 ~20000
7 17:54-18:07 351 43.61-45.16 123.21-123.65 5000 ~20000
8 18:08-18:21 350 45.16-46.70 123.65-124.12 5000 ~20000
9 18:21-18:34 349 46.70-48.24 124.11-124.61 5000 ~20000
10 18:35-18:38 324 48.35-48.58 124.68-124.93 903 ~20000
11 18:38-18:48 333 48.61-49.58 124.95-125.76 3562 ~20000
12 18:48-19:01 333 49.59-50.97 125.76-126.98 5000 ~20000
13 19:01-19:14 331 50.97-52.33 126.99-128.27 4994 ~20000
14 19:14-19:28 330 52.33-53.68 128.27-129.65 5000 ~20000
15 19:28-19:41 328 53.68-55.02 129.66-131.13 4995 ~20000
16 19:41-19:54 327 55.02-56.33 131.13-132.69 4969 ~20000
17 19:55-20:08 325 56.33-57.63 132.70-134.39 4937 ~20000
18 20:08-20:18 324 57.64-58.63 134.40-135.80 3899 ~20000
19 20:19-20:32 323 58.66-59.91 135.83-137.76 5000 ~20000
20 20:32-20:45 321 59.92-61.15 137.76-139.85 5000 ~20000
21 20:45-20:59 319 61.15-62.36 139.85-142.13 4999 ~20000
22 20:59-21:10 317 62.36-63.34 142.13-144.20 4246 ~20000
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Flight Summary Report

Author: Dr. Michael King
Mission Scientist: Dr. Michael King
ER-2 Pilot: N/A
Takeoff: 1610 (UTC)
Landing: 2143 (UTC)
Duration: 5:33 (h:mm)

Objective and Summary:

  • Ferry the ER-2 aircraft and Science Instruments to Fairbanks, Alaska.

Pilot Report:

  • The ER-2 pilot reported mostly cloudy conditions in the California Central Valley. Nice snow and ice scenes over Southeast Alaska. Broken clouds over snow covered mountains further North.

Instrument Status:

  • AirMISR (Airborne Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer): N/A
  • AMPR (Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer): N/A
  • CLS (Cloud Lidar System): N/A
  • HIS (High-resolution Interferometer Sounder): N/A
  • MAS (MODIS Airborne Simulator): Port 4 bands (8.3-14.0 Ám) are dead.
  • MIR (Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer): N/A
  • SSFR (Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer): N/A

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Sample Imagery
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Track #19
St. Elias Mountains, AK
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R: 2.13µm
G: 0.95µm
B: 0.65µm