Flight N°4: Wetlands back on the menu: Peace-Athabasca Delta
On the 16th of August, we flew over the Peace-Athabasca Delta, the largest freshwater inland river delta in North America.
Beside the measurement flight, an Open House in Yellowknife has been organized together with NASA to give people an opportunity to speak with research scientists and take tours of our aircraft. You can read about the Open House Day here.
Clear skies are required for our remote sensing instruments. Hence the flight routes have to be planned according to the weather forecasts. A team in Germany is responsible for them. Today, it was overcast on the the transfer flight to the Peace-Athabasca Delta but as soon as we entered the area of interest for the measurements, the sky cleared, allowing optimal conditions for the remote sensing instruments. What a timing!