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Find out what's it like for the Delta-X team to run a campaign.

Low altitude view from aircraft of blue roofs scattered across the town

September 23, 2021

Clear skies

By Marc Simard


Wayana and John smile with thumbs up on a boat

September 22, 2021

Collecting water gauges

By Marc Simard


Map of Nicholas’ path from Texas into Louisiana

September 13, 2021

Last UAVSAR and AirSWOT flights

By Marc Simard


View out of the airplane window of scattered clouds over the delta

September 7, 2021

Done with Terrebonne East flights!

By Marc Simard


Delta-X logo of three airplanes and a boat over the wetland

September 5, 2021

Another lucky day

By Marc Simard


Map showing 6 flight lines over the Terrebonne Basin

September 4, 2021

Capturing wetland flows

By Marc Simard


Black and white radar image of the delta

September 3, 2021

UAVSAR's takes flight!

By Marc Simard


Large, cumulus clouds cover the sky out of the plane’s front window

September 1, 2021

Obstacle course

By Marc Simard


Storm tracker map of Ida moving toward the Louisiana coast

August 29, 2021

Merely interrupted

By Marc Simard


Map of hurricane Ida’s path

August 27, 2021

Hurricane Ida on its way

By Marc Simard


Dozens of rows of parallel flight line AVIRIS swath images overlaid over Google Earth

August 25, 2021

Lucky day

By Marc Simard


Cedric and Josh handle instruments in the boat

August 24, 2021

Hide & seek with the sun

By Marc Simard


Elena holds a bunch of grass in her hands, like a bouquet

August 23, 2021

Collecting vegetation samples

By Marc Simard


Aerial image of the delta with channels and islands

August 22, 2021

Catching sediment in the water

By Marc Simard


Glowing sunrise over the delta with a boat silhouette over the water

August 21, 2021

AirSWOT takes flight!

By Marc Simard


Clouds over the delta

August 20, 2021

Simultaneous flight & field collection

By Marc Simard


Edward speaks to a person with a camera in the field

August 19, 2021

Media in the field

By Marc Simard


Five team members on the boat

August 18, 2021

First AVIRIS flight!

By Marc Simard


The nose of the plane stands hovers over the runway with a sunset behind it

August 17, 2021

AVIRIS is in town

By Marc Simard


Kyle sits holding wires for an instrument

August 16, 2021

Setting up

By Marc Simard


Alex smiles while holding the ADCP equipment in front of her

August 15, 2021

The fall campaign begins!

By Marc Simard


Delta-X logo of three airplanes and a boat over the wetland

April 18, 2021

Finished spring airborne campaign!

By Marc Simard


A map of the bright flight track over the delta

April 15, 2021

Almost there

By Marc Simard


Aerial image of the wetlands from the AirSWOT plane

April 12, 2021

First East Terrebonne flights

By Marc Simard


Two people sit in an airboat on the water, with a shed in the background

April 11, 2021

Finished ADCP measurements!

By Marc Simard


Two small jets sit side by side on the runway

April 8, 2021

Plane duo

By Marc Simard


A man sits with a pole sticking out of the boat

April 7, 2021

Taking notes

By Marc Simard


Green AirSWOT radar image with a phase scale

April 6, 2021

First AirSWOT interferograms

By Marc Simard


Colorful UAVSAR radar image overlaid over a terrain map

April 5, 2021

AVIRIS-NG completes vegetation lines!

By Marc Simard


A map of the bright flight track over the delta

April 4, 2021

Moving to Terrebonne Basin

By Marc Simard


A map of the Atchafalaya Basin with ADCP transect collections marked in large water channels

April 3, 2021

Done with the Atchafalaya Basin!

By Marc Simard


A man stands on a small boat with an instrument sticking out of the front

April 2, 2021

Interviews with AP

By Marc Simard


Aerial view of the delta from the airplane

April 1, 2021

Fantastic!

By Marc Simard


Foggy water channel with vegetation in the distance

March 31, 2021

Foggy day

By Marc Simard


Looking out over a water channel from the boat

March 30, 2021

Boat time

By Marc Simard


A woman holds an instrument to her eye while standing amongst trees

March 29, 2021

Measuring plants, soil, water, and more

By Marc Simard


A black and white UAVSAR map image over the Atchafalaya delta

March 27, 2021

The triplet flight

By Marc Simard


Four flight crew members stand in front of the AirSWOT plane

March 26, 2021

AirSWOT takes flight!

By Marc Simard


A man sits with instruments in a boat, looking into the horizon

March 25, 2021

On the Banana Boat

By Marc Simard


Two men install tripods while knee-deep in the water

March 24, 2021

Setting up before flight

By Marc Simard


A woman stands next to a large boxy strainer, spraying the roots inside with a hose

March 23, 2021

Cleaning roots

By Marc Simard


Person holds small instument piece while standing next to a white pole in the grassland

March 22, 2021

Team arrivals

By Marc Simard


A man on a boat checks a water gauge that stands as a white pole protruding from the water

March 21, 2021

The spring campaign begins!

By Marc Simard