Today, we plan a 1315h take off from Kangerlussuaq (SFJ), west Greenland to our science camp that should run 2 months.
We have moved our target camp location 6 nm closer to SFJ to a place called S6; -49.3989154, 67.0784848, or in decimal minutes 49° 23.935’W, 67° 4.709’N, 1011 m above sea level.
S6 is 38 nautical miles from SFJ or ~21 minunute one-way fly time at 110 kt.
Reasons for the move:
- We have judged that S6 us better for our science to start at snowline that is today just at or below S6. Snow line had been moving fast up glacier in the past 5 days but with snow last night and clouds and more snow in the forecast, we believe our science is best to start in these conditions.
- According to the pilot, above S6 may not be land-able by the S61 that lands not on skids but relatively small wheels.
- budget projection motivate us to work closer to the airport, with each flight saving 12 nautical miles. The relatively expensive S61 helicopter is the only reliable option for us in SFJ.
- S6 has a long climate record, beginning in the 1990s.
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Have an ice day!
The Dark Snow science team