A sunset as seen from 65 thousand feet while IMPACTS monitored a winter storm on 20 January 2023. Original photo retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/SnowIMPACTS on 10 February 2023.
Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan (https://catalog.eol.ucar.edu/impacts_2023) indicates that a flight is planned for 12 February (Sunday) with take-off expected after 8:00 a.m. ET. There is a second potential flight for 13 February (Monday). You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward at https://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/#map.
Leave your snowboard out, with data collection occurring Sunday (12 Feb) and Monday (13 Feb) and continuing throughout the storm and 24 hours afterward if possible, or as soon as you can (e.g., if you are taking measurements at a school).
Measurements requested include:
New snow depth
Snow water equivalent
Photos of snowflakes (optional)
Even if you don’t get precipitation in your area, recording and submitting zero precipitation is helpful for the mission. If you don’t get snow, measure the rainfall if possible.
If the flight status changes, we will let you know as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please see the Mission SnowGLOBE homepage or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. GLOBE Office
(Jen, Haley and Alicia)