Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, August 26, 2012 7:23 AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Sunday, Aug 26, 2012

G-IV:  Is flying around Tropical Storm Isaac. The flight took off at 0530 UTC from MacDill and will recover at MacDill. The G-IV will be sampling the mid-upper trough along the U.S. southeast coast and doing a circumnavigation around Isaac. No HRDers will be on this flight.

NOAA42: Is scheduled to fly into Isaac. Take off will be at 2000 UTC from MacDill and will recover in Jacksonville International Airport. 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 Isaac. Take off will be at 1730 UTC from MacDill and will recover at Jacksonville International Airport. The G-IV will be doing a circumnavigation around Isaac and sampling the trough along the U.S. southeast coast. No HRDers will be on this flight.

Monday, Aug 27, 2012
G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly around Isaac. Take off will be at 0530 UTC from Jacksonville International Airport and will recover there. This flight was  canceled.
NOAA42: Is scheduled to fly into Isaac. Take off will be at 0800 UTC from Jacksonville International Airport and will recover there. NOAA42 will fly a P-3 TDR mission into Tropical Storm Isaac. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.
G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly around Isaac. Take off will be at 1730 UTC from Jacksonville International Airport and will recover there or at MacDill. The G-IV will be doing a circumnavigation around Isaac. No HRDers will be on this flight.
NOAA42: Is scheduled to fly into Isaac. Take off will be at 2000 UTC from Jacksonville International Airport and will recover there. NOAA42 will fly a P-3 TDR mission into Tropical Storm Isaac. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.
 CONFERENCE CALL: No calls scheduled for the next 24 hrs.

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