Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 2:50 PM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

NASA Global Hawk: Is scheduled to take off at 1900 UTC from Dryden, CA. The Global Hawk will circumnavigate Hurricane Leslie.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

NOAA42: Is scheduled to fly into Hurricane Leslie. Take off will be at 0800 UTC from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and will recover there. NOAA42 will fly a P-3 TDR mission. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly around Hurricane Leslie. Take off will be at 2100 UTC from MacDill. The plane will recover at MacDill.  The flight will circumnavigate the eyewall of Leslie. No HRDers will be on this flight.

NOAA42: Is scheduled to fly into Hurricane Leslie. Take off will be at 2000 UTC from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and will recover at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. NOAA42 will fly a P-3 TDR mission. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

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