Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:35 PM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

NOAA42: Is flying a post-storm ocean survey research flight in the Gulf of Mexico. They took off at 1200 UTC from MacDill AFB and will recover nine hours later at MacDill AFB. NOAA42 is sampling the ocean after Hurricane Isaac’s passage and launching ocean measuring expendable instruments such as (AXCPS, AXBTs and AXCTDs). Three UM/RSMAS scientists are on this flight. No HRD scientists are on this flight.

Friday,  Aug 31, 2012
No flights are planned for the G-IV or NOAA42.
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