OVERVIEW OF UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CV-580 RESEARCH FLIGHTS

FOR SAFARI-2000

(10 August-18 September 2000)

DATE
(2000)

U.W.
FLIGHT #

PERIOD
(UTC)

GENERAL
LOCATION

MAIN MEASUREMENTS

10 Aug.

1810

1127-1522
(3.92 hr)

In quadrant northwest of Pietersburg, South Africa, out to about 90 miles from Pietersburg.

  • Physical and chemical measurements above and in boundary layer.

14 Aug.

1811

1026-1132
(1.10 hr)

Pietersburg to Lanseria, South Africa.

  • Measurements en route.

14 Aug.

1812

1216-1505
(2.82 hr)

About 80 miles northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Physical and chemical measurements in boundary layer.

14 Aug.

1813

1551-1649
(0.97 hr)

Lanseria to Pietersburg, South Africa.

  • Measurements en route.

15 Aug.

1814

0655-1115
(4.33 hr)

Pietersburg to Skukusa (in Kruger National Park), South Africa. Then to about 30 miles west of Skukusa. Return to Pietersburg.

  • Measurements en route in free troposphere (at 9,000 ft).
  • 100 ft runs beneath TERRA overpass (at 0823 UTC) at Skukuza.
  • Physical and chemical measurements at 3,000 ft just west of Skukuza.
  • Measurements of smoke from two grass fires and some cumulus sampling 30 nm west of Skukusa.

17 Aug.

1815

0701-1213
(5.20 hr)

Pietersburg to south and central Kruger National Park, South Africa. Return to Pietersburg.

  • Measurements en route at 10,000 ft.
  • Vertical profile from 10,000 ft to 100 ft in Kruger National Park.
  • Physical and chemical measurements at 4,000 ft.
  • Measurements in two smoke plumes (flaming and smoldering combustion).
  • Measurements on return to Pietersburg.

18 Aug.

1816

0802-1339
(5.62 hr)

Pietersburg to Medikwe Game Reserve on border of South Africa and Botswana, and return.

  • Measurements en route.
  • Physical and chemical measurements of smoke from prescribed fire in Medikwe Game Reserve.

20 Aug.

1817

0657-0705
(0.13 hr)

Flight cancelled on Pietersburg runway.

N/A

20 Aug.

1818

0713-0819
(1.10 hr)

Pietersburg toward South Africa-Botswana border and return. (Flight terminated prematurely due to radio communication problem with ATC.)

  • Physical and chemical measurements in ambient haze en route.

20 Aug.

1819

1124-1541
(4.28 hr)

Pietersburg to Medikwe Game Reserve on border of South Africa and Botswana, and return.

  • Physical and chemical measurements in smoke from prescribed fire in Medikwe.
  • Measurements of ambient smoke and haze near Botswana/South Africa border.

22 Aug.

1820

0658-1235
(5.62 hr)

Pietersburg to Skukusa (in Kruger National Park), South Africa, and return to Pietersburg via Phalaborwa.

  • Vertical profile over Skukuza Airport with ER-2 and TERRA overpasses.
  • BRDF near Skukuza.
  • BRDF near Mopane trees (??) in northern Kruger National Park.

23 Aug.

1821

1138-1448
(3.17 hr)

In vicinity of Pietersburg.

  • Intercomparisons of aerosol and state parameters with South African Aerocommanders and with rawinsonde launched from Pietersburg Gateway Airport.

24 Aug.

1822

0638-1130
(4.87 hr)

Pietersburg, South Africa, to Inhaca Island, Mozambique.

  • Detailed vertical profile over Inhaca Island, Mozambique, with Terra and ER-2 overpasses.

29 Aug.

1823

0822-1114
(2.87)

Pietersburg to border between South Africa and Zimbabwe, and return.

  • Measurements en route during outbound and return legs.
  • Physical and chemical measurements in well mixed boundary layer at 9,500 ft and at 5,300 ft near South Africa/Zimbabwe border.
  • BRDF of uniform shrub near South Africa/Zimbabwe border.
  • Vertical profile near South Africa/Zimbabwe border.
  • Some cloud penetrations near South Africa-Zimbabwe border.

29 Aug.

1824

1245-1540
(2.92 hr)

Pietersburg to Skukusa, Kruger National Park, South Africa, and return.

  • BRDF centered on Skukuza tower.
  • Measurements of smoke from smoldering fire in Kruger National Park.
  • 200 ft agl run over plantations on high veldt.

31 Aug.

1825

0842-1421
(5.65 hr)

Pietersburg, South Africa, to central Mozambique coast. North along Mozambique coastline to west of Beria. Return to Pietersburg.

  • Measurements at several levels on transit legs.
  • Run at 100 ft along Mozambique coastline.
  • Measurements of smoke at several distances downwind from smoldering fire west of Beria.
  • Good measurements in haze and smoke on return flight.

1 Sept.

1826

0532-1108
(5.60 hr)

Pietersburg, South Africa, to Kaoma, Zambia, to Kasane, Botswana.

  • Measurements en route to Kaoma.
  • Detailed measurements on prescribed Miombo burn near Kaoma, Zambia.
  • Measurements en route from Kaoma to Kasane.

1 Sept.

1827

1229-1241
(0.20 hr)

Did not take off from Kasane, Botswana, due to recall by ATC.

______

 

1 Sept.

1828

1329-1551
(2.37 hr)

Kasane, Botswana, to Pietersburg, South Africa.

  • Measurements en route from Kasane to Pietersburg.

2 Sept.

1829

0736-1334
(5.97 hr)

Pietersburg, South Africa, to Maun, Botswana, and return to Pietersburg.

  • BRDF centered on Maun tower.
  • Vertical profile under TOMS at Maun tower.

3 Sept.

1830

0702-1238
(5.60 hr)

Pietersburg, South Africa, to Sua Pan, Botswana, and return.

  • BRDF over Sua Pan and grass.
  • Vertical profile over Sua Pan parabola with TERRA overpass.
  • Measurements at several altitudes on transit legs.

5 Sept.

1831

0838-1413
(5.58 hr)

Pietersburg, South Africa, to Kaoma, Zambia, to Kasane, Botswana, via Senanga, Zambia.

  • Measurements from Pietersburg to Kaoma, Zambia.
  • Measurements on smoke from prescribed burn of Diombo near Kaoma, Zambia.
  • Measurements en route to Kasane with low-level pass over Senanga, Zambia.

6 Sept.

1832

0700-1058
(3.97 hr)

Kasane, Botswana, to about 20 miles north of Mongu, Zambia. Return to Kasane.

  • Low-level run from Senanga to Mongu to about 20 nm north of Mongu.
  • Measurements en route back to Kasane.
  • BRDF over Mongu tower.
  • Vertical profile over Mongu airport.

6 Sept.

1833

1133-1354
(2.35 hr)

Kasane, Botswana, to Pietersburg, South Africa.

  • Measurements in boundary layer from Kasane to Pietersburg.

7 Sept.

1834

0755-1220
(4.42 hr)

Pietersburg to Timbavati Game Reserve, near Kruger National Park, South Africa, to Phalaborwa, and return to Pietersburg.

  • Extensive measurements on large prescribed fire at Timbavati, South Africa, with TERRA and ER-2 overflights (see AirMISR imagery).
  • Two intercepts of plume from Phalaborwa copper mine.
  • Two sets of BRDFs on Mopane trees.

10 Sept.

1835

0558-1025
(4.45 hr)

Pietersburg, South Africa, to Walvis Bay, Namibia.

  • Measurements en route.

11 Sept.

1836

0835-1222
(3.78 hr)

Walvis Bay, Namibia, to off central Namibian coast; then to Kuiseb Desert. Return to Walvis Bay.

  • Underflew Terra and ER-2 in thin, broken stratus off central Namibia coast.
  • Vertical profile to 12,200 ft off central Namibia coast for sunphotometer and in situ comparisons.
  • Two sets of five CAR turns for BRDF measurements of "red" sand in Kuisab Desert, south of Walvis Bay.

13 Sept.

1837

0826-1416
(5.83 hr)

Walvis Bay, Namibia, to off Namibian coast. Return to Walvis Bay.

  • Measurements below, above and in stratus off Namibian coast under Terra and ER-2.
  • Vertical profile, with physical and chemical measurements, from cloud top to 16,800 ft.

14 Sept.

1838

0800-1232
(4.53 hr)

Walvis Bay, Namibia, to off west coast of South Africa. Return to Walvis Bay.

  • Measurements on post-frontal cumulus congestus, including inflow, outflow, and below cloud base measurements.
  • Measurements of effluents from two freighter ships.
  • Vertical profile to 12,200 ft for sunphotometer and in situ measurements.
  • Measurements through dust storm on descent into Walvis Bay.

16 Sept.

1839

0709-1245
(5.60 hr)

Walvis Bay, Namibia, to Etosha National Park, Namibia. Return to Walvis Bay.

  • BRDF of white Etosha pan (at 19.05°/15.96°) and of Mopane trees (at 19.18°/15.66°) in Etosha National Park.
  • Vertical profile from 200 ft to 15,750 ft over ground-based sunphotometer site in Etosha (at 19°11'/15°55').
  • Measurements in and below small cumulus clouds near Walvis Bay.

18 Sept.

1840

????

Walvis Bay, Namibia, to Pietersburg, South Africa.

  • No measurements en route.



For better printing, choose this print friendly pdf version. (If needed, you can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader for viewing PDF files.)


Back to SAFARI-2000.
Debbie Wolf
Last changed: 2001 December 4