Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:10 PM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012

NOAA-42: Is currently in route to fly in Tropical Storm Isaac. They took off from Barbados at 2000 UTC and will land in Barbados eight hours later.
Comments: NOAA42 is flying a P-3 TDR mission into Tropical Storm Isaac. Three HRD scientists are on this flight.

Friday, Aug 24, 2012

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly around Tropical Storm Isaac. Take off will be at 0530 UTC from MacDill and the plane will recover at MacDill. The G-IV will be sampling the subtropical ridge north of Isaac. No HRDers will be on this flight.

NOAA-42: Is scheduled for a tasked mission into Tropical Storm Isaac. Takeoff will be at 0800 UTC from Barbados and the plane will land at MacDill AFB.
Comments: NOAA42 will fly a P-3 TDR mission into Tropical Storm Isaac. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly around Tropical Storm Isaac. Take off will be at 1730 UTC from MacDill and the plane will recover at MacDill. The G-IV will be sampling the subtropical ridge north of Isaac and doing a circumnavigation around Isaac. No HRDers will be on this flight.

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly around Tropical Storm Isaac. Take off will be at 0530 UTC from MacDill and the plane will recover at MacDill. The G-IV will be sampling the subtropical ridge north of Isaac. No HRDers will be on this flight.

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly around Tropical Storm Isaac. Take off will be at 1730 UTC from MacDill and the plane will recover at MacDill. The G-IV will be sampling the subtropical ridge north of Isaac and doing a circumnavigation around Isaac. No HRDers will be on this flight.

 CONFERENCE CALL: No calls scheduled for the next 24 hrs.

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