Today the SIO Melville lab had a successful 4.5 hour flight. There were no clouds on site for the duration of the flight and the wind picked up for good wave measurements with the lidar. The flight track included multiple high altitude alongshore passes to capture an overview of the area as well as nine separate cross shore legs at lower altitudes to measure the variation in the wave field throughout the experiment site. An additional calibration flight was also flown in the late afternoon. Click on images for full size.
L to R: Looking South from above Point Sal toward Point Purisima, looking North from above Point Sal toward Oceano, wind and wave conditions offshore from Point Sal.