NASA’s Global Hawk took off early this morning from Wallops Island, VA (around 7AM EDT) to sample Tropical Depression 14 in the mid-Atlantic. This is part of their field campaign called Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3). HRD scientists will be processing the dropwindsondes for this flight. The flight is approximately 26 hours long and will land back in Wallops Island, VA. The unmanned aircraft will fly the flight pattern and launch dropwindsondes at the points shown here.