Changes between Version 58 and Version 59 of Status


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Jun 15, 2010 3:59:59 PM (9 years ago)
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    55Please contact Gary Llewellyn (Science / operations coordinator) if you have any questions or concerns: gaew@nerc.ac.uk (01865 374 391)
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     7== ARSF Flights 15.06.10 ==
     8''Last weekend the ARSF attended an air show at RAF Northolt. The Dornier received considerable interest and the crew were made very welcome by 32 Squadron who hosted the event.''
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     10'' Unfortunately, problems with access to Dutch military airspace and poor weather conditions in the Netherlands and Germany have delayed our support of an alpha 5 project located in these countries. However, in possible good UK weather we hope to support projects in the Peak District (GB08-06) and Abernethy Forest (GB09-11) and may be able to support projects in Harwood Forest (SOT09-01) and Scotland (BGS08-01 & BGS08-03/04).''
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     12== ARSF Flights 04.06.10 ==
     13''Yesterday (03.06.10), and last night, the ARSF collected data from over London in support of an alpha 5 project looking at urban heat islands (GB08-19). Conditions were very good and the data are being quality checked today. The present period of good weather is forecast to end this evening but we hope to take advantage of any improvements, when they occur.''
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     16== ARSF Sitrep 27.05.10 ==
     17''Unfortunately, due to the absence of necessary military permissions for the ARSF to collect remotely sensed data in Greece without eliminating the survey capability of the instrument systems the ARSF the campaign was brought to any early end. Yesterday (26.05.10), the ARSF departed from the region to the UK. After a stop over in France, we negotiated industrial action by French air traffic control and arrived in the UK late this afternoon (27.05.10). We hope that the necessary permissions can be arranged to allow us to operate in Greece in September 2010 and therefore support those projects that we were unable to support in this campaign.''
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     19''Our return will allow the programme of UK projects to be supported in the coming weeks. Specific projects that we hope to support in the next two weeks are: London (GB08-19), Scotland (BGS08-03/04 and BGS08-01) and Bleaklow and Black Hills (GB08-06). Our next overseas deployment is a few days in mid June when we hope to support an alpha 5 project in the Netherlands and Germany.''
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     21== ARSF Sitrep 26.05.10 ==
     22''Unfortunately, due to the absence of necessary military permissions for us to collect remotely sensed data in Greek without eliminating the survey capability of the instrument systems the ARSF we have departed Sicily for the UK. We hope that the necessary permissions can be arranged to allow us to operate in Greece in September 2010 and therefore support those projects that we unable to support in this campaign.''
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     24''I am sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause. We are disappointed at the outcome but hope that preparations can be complete for a return to the region in September.''
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     27== ARSF Sitrep 25.05.10 ==
     28''Today (25.05.10) the ARSF Dornier took off at 09:45 hrs (local time) to support a multi-sited project in Sicily (EM10-07). In the 4 hours and 27 minutes of flying just over 94GB of data were collected (AISA Eagle & Hawk, Leica LiDAR and Itres TABI). The weather conditions were perfect to very good (some scattered cloud formed after mid-day at the edge of one of the sites). Data are now being downloaded, backed up and quality checked. Tomorrow, at approximately 12:00 hrs (local time), we will depart Sicily.''
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     31== ARSF Sitrep 24.05.10 ==
     32''We await very good weather conditions forecast for tomorrow in Sicily (where we are based and have several study sites).  Today the crew are standing down, though this morning we are conducting some flight planning and chasing flight permissions for projects later in the season.  In the event of being granted the necessary military permissions, we hope to return to Greece on Wednesday.''
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     35== ARSF Sitrep 23.05.10 ==
     36''Yesterday, we successfully transited from Athens to Polermo, Sicily, and met up with some of the research team associated with the project based here. The Sicily team are deploying themselves earlier than their initial plan due to our difficulties in collecting data in Greece (and Cyprus). Last night was particularly busy in Polermo city due to Inter Millan winning the European Football Championship earlier that day.''
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     38''Today, we hope to have a test flight in preparation for cloud free conditions forecast on Tuesday. If we hear that military permission for data collection has been granted for Greece (without unworkable restrictions), we will return to Greece on Tuesday.''
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     42== ARSF Sitrep 21.05.10 ==
     43''Today the ARSF continued the preparatory work for overseas deployments later in this flying season (Germany, Netherlands and Sweden) and conducted several cost estimates for research grant application in the advance of the forthcoming submission deadline. Athens has been cloudy and rainy today. Tomorrow (22.05.10) we will deploy to Sicily.''   
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     46== ARSF Sitrep 20.05.10 ==
     47''We are awaiting full clarification of our flight permissions for flights in Greece (now scheduled to be on Tuesday morning, 25.05.10). This delay is due to a series of last minute requirements and restrictions imposed by the Greek military, a general strike and a National holiday. Therefore, the revised timetable for our deployment to Sicily is Saturday (22.05.10) in preparation for data collection in Sicily on Monday (24.05.10). Following this we will return to Crete and Athens to take advantage of the anticipated permission to collect data from Crete, Milos and two sites near Athens. ''
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    750== 27th April 2010 ==