INDOEX OPERATIONS REPORT


Date: 9903070000
Author: Dick Dirks
Submitted at: 990307:10:22

C-130 took-off at 0400 UTC (0900 local) for a radiation gradient
mission off the coast of India northwest of Male.

Mystere took-off at 0330 UTC (0830 local) for a lidar profiling
mission northwest of Male covering the southern portion of the
C-130 track.

Citation is down until 11 March for instrument changes.

At 0440 UTC RV Ron Brown was located at 10.5N, 68.5E heading North
on a parallel track to Sagar Kanya. Sagar Kanya approximate location
is 10N, 75E also heading North.

MISSION PLAN

PRIMARY PLANC-130 radiation gradient mission south of equator Mystere
lidar gradient mission with CERES underpass

SECONDARY PLANC-130 direct closure mission south of Male with
CERES underflight
Take-off Times

NCAR-C130: 0300 UTC (0800 local)

Dutch Citation:N/A

French Mystere: 0345 UTC (0845 local)

Pre-flight briefing Time: 0130 UTC (0630 local)for C-130, 0215 UTC for
Mystere

Next Update Time: N/A

Airborne Mission scientist:

NCAR-C130: primary mission GANDRUD,secondary mission CLARKE

Dutch Citation: N/A

French Mystere: PELON

Ship Operations SHIPS WILL MAINTAIN PARALLEL TRACK TO

NORTHNORTHWEST FOR NEXT 5 DAYS

Special Operations MYSTERE CERES UNDERFLIGHT

POSSIBLE CERES UNDERFLIGHT BY C-130 DURING SECONDARY MISSION