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Andreas Schäfler, 08/31/2016 11:40 AM

Planning Procedures

(1) NAWDEX Field Phase

  • Flight Planning Phase:
  • 12 September – 19 October 2016
  • first possible flight: 19 Sep 2016 ** last possible flight: 16 Oct 2016
  • Transfers:
  • HALO: Thu, 15 September (to Keflavik) and Wed, 19 October (to OP)
  • Falcon: Sat, 17 September (to Keflavik) and Wed, 19 October (to OP)
  • Planning for the first days in Iceland
  • Thu, 15 Sep: arrival of HALO and most of the flight planning and instrument teams
  • Fri, 16 Sep: setup of the operation center and offices at the airport, flight planning with an announcement of first plans for Mon 19 Sep
  • Sat, 17 Sep: potential day-off for HALO
  • Sun, 18 Sep: kick-off-meeting (9-10 UTC)
  • Mon, 19 Sep: first possible flight day

(2) Information Transfer

  • NAWDEX Campaign Wiki
  • Information about daily schedule, flight plans, weather etc. is communicated via the NAWDEX Wiki
  • The NAWDEX Wiki is editable by all participants (upon registration)
  • The Wiki’s main page shows all essential information on: a Daily Schedule, the responsibilities, a planning summary matrix and instrument status
  • NAWDEX broadcasting via Adobe Connect
  • Meetings will be available via live stream with the Adobe Connect System (Information will follow)
  • It will not be possible of oral contributions for people outside Iceland. A real-time messaging will be available during the Meetings.
    People from outside are welcome to send information to the Operation Center or a call during the day.

(3) Daily Schedule

  • General planning Meeting (every day at 11 UTC, 13 CEST) : max. 60 Min
  • Aim: inform all participants about scientific plans and tentative flight plans, decide all open issues in coordination with the instrument groups and flight facility ** Structure: *** Key information from previous flight (2 minutes) *** Aircraft status report by FX-Operations *** Instrument status report by Instrument Manager *** Short weather summary: information about flight options for the next days and update for planning for the next day with the latest forecast *** Final discussion about flight pattern for next day (in case of 2 options) *** Announcement of tentative plans for Day+3 *** Coordination with other aircraft *** Demand of ground-based obs (organized by Ground-Based Observation coordinator) ** Presentation and discussion led by the Scientific Manager ** After the general meeting FX (pilots, operations) and the mission scientists work on filing flight plans
  • Flight planning Meeting (every day at 17 UTC, 19 CEST)
  • Aims: *** Wrap up of the discussion within the forecast team during the day *** scientific discussion about options for the upcoming days *** update of flight planning Matrix *** presentation of tentative flight plans (to be filed in detail on next morning) *** Discussion about coordination of aircraft *** Decision on responsibilities ** Campaign steering Group must be present to decide on what plans will be priority for the next morning ** Presentation by chief forecaster supported by an assistant

(4) Coordination with other Aircraft/Ground-Based Observation:

(5) Responsibilities

(6) Reports