Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3PM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

G-IV:  Is completing a synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Ana.  The aircraft departed Long Beach at 1730 UTC and will recover in Honolulu about 8 h later.

NOAA43:  Is in St. Croix preparing for operational reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Gonzalo.

 

Thursday, 16 October, 2014

G-IV:  Is tasked for a synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Ana.  The aircraft will depart Honolulu at 1730 UTC and recover there about 8 h later.

NOAA43:  Is tasked for the 1130 UTC reconnaissance fix for Hurricane Gonzalo.  The aircraft will depart St. Croix at 0930 UTC and recover in MacDill AFB about 8 h later.
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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site
https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3PM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

G-IV:  Is ferrying from MacDill AFB to Long Beach in preparation for flights around Tropical Storm Ana.

 

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

G-IV:  Is tasked for a synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Ana.  The aircraft will depart Long Beach at 1730 UTC (1:30pm local time) and recover in Honolulu about 8 h later.

NOAA43:  Will do an Ocean Winds experiment in Hurricane Gonzalo.  Takeoff will be at 1100 UTC (7am local time) and recover in St. Croix 8 h later.
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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site
https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Edouard – 1 October 2014

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 8 P-3, 1 G-IV, and 3 Global-Hawk missions into Hurricane Edouard. The agenda for the discussion was:
  1. Brief overview of all missions (Joe Cione)
  2. Overview of Doppler radar composites (Sim Aberson)
  3. Pre-storm ocean and ocean winds (Eric Uhlhorn)
  4. Model evaluation experiment – 20140915H1 (Jason Dunion)
  5. Model evaluation experiment – 20140915I1 (Eric Uhlhorn)
  6. HS3/NOAA Global Hawk operations – 20140914-15 (Rob Rogers)
  7. Model evaluation experiment – 20140915N1 (Altug Aksoy)
  8. Model evaluation experiment – 20140916H1 (Jason Dunion)
  9. Coyote USA – 20140916H1 (Joe Cione)
  10. Ocean winds – 20140916I1 (Sim Aberson/Paul Chang)
  11. Model evaluation experiment – 20140917H1 (Evan Kalina)
  12. Coyote USA – 20140917H1 (Joe Cione)
  13. HS3/NOAA Global Hawk operations – 20140916-17 (Rob Rogers)
  14. Post-storm ocean and glider comparison 20140919I1 (Eric Uhlhorn)
  15. Caribbean Survey Ocean Glider/North Brazil Current Ring Experiment 20140919I1 (Johna Rudzin, RSMAS)
  16. Media (Erica Rule)
  17. Open discussion (all)

Slides from the debrief are available at:

ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2014/HFP/Debrief_Edouard.pptx

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AOML seminar – George Halliwell – 16 September 2014

George presented a seminar on “OSSE Evaluation of Ocean Observing Strategies for Improving Coupled Hurricane Forecasts (a progress report)”.  A video recording of the presentation is available on the PhOD YouTube channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIqNlBSYo3I

Halliwell presentation

Halliwell presentation

 

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NOAA42: Is tasked to fly a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experiment with the COYOTE UAS. They took off around 8AM from Bermuda. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is tasked to fly a a post-storm Ocean Survey Experiment. Take off time from St. Croix is set for 1:30PM. One HRD scientist will be on board.

G-IV: Is tasked to fly a around Edouard. They are taking off around 11AM from Bermuda.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site
https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

 

NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft are on their way to fly in Hurricane Edouard

The NOAA42 P3 and NOAA49 jet took off early this morning to fly into Hurricane Edouard. NOAA42 is flying an experiment called the  Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experiment. The P3 will launch an unmanned aerial system called the Coyote. The Coyote drone is expected to fly for a few hours near the sea surface and collect meteorological data. NOAA49 jet flying a star pattern sampling the upper atmospheric environment of Edouard. NOAA 43 will take off from St. Croix later today to fly a post-storm Ocean survey mission. The goal of this flight is to collect oceanic data in the area where the storm has passed and record the changes of the sea state. Below are the proposed flight tracks for NOAA42 and NOAA49. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

NOAA42 proposed flight track

NOAA42 proposed flight track

NOAA49 proposed flight track

NOAA49 proposed flight track

 

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 15, 2014 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Monday, September 15, 2014

NOAA43: Is tasked to fly a Model Evaluation Experiment. Take of time from St. Croix was around 8AM Eastern for an eight hour mission. Three HRD scientists will be on board.

G-IV: Is tasked to fly a Model Evaluation Experiment. Take off time from St. Croix was around 9AM Eastern for this five hour flight. The G-IV will land in Bermuda. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA42: Is tasked to fly a Model Evaluation Experiment. Take off time from Bermuda is set for 11AM for this seven hour mission. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NOAA43: Is tasked to fly a NESDIS Ocean Winds experiment. Take of time from St. Croix is TBD. No HRD scientists will be on board.

G-IV: Is tasked to fly a Model Evaluation Experiment. Take off will be around 10AM from Bermuda. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA42: Is tasked to fly a Model Evaluation Experiment. Take off time from Bermuda is set for 10AM. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site
https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

 

Three NOAA aircraft in the air, flying into Hurricane Edouard

NOAA’s entire hurricane hunter fleet is flying into Hurricane Edouard today. The NOAA43 P3 took off this morning around 8AM from St. Croix and is headed into Edouard. The NOAA49 G-IV jet took off at 9AM also from St. Croix and will fly over Edouard. We can’t forget about the NOAA42 P3 aircraft. It will take off around 11AM from Bermuda to also collect data in Hurricane Edouard. If the conditions are right, NOAA42 will launch unmanned aerial systems called Coyote. It is designed to fly around for about two hours close to the sea surface and measure temperature, pressure, and relative humidity near the surface. Below are the proposed flight tracks. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day. The hurricane weather symbol is the estimated storm position.

NOAA43 flight track

NOAA43 flight track

NOAA49 flight track

NOAA49 flight track

NOAA 42 flight track

NOAA 42 flight track

HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm/Hurricane Cristobal – 5 September 2014

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 8 P-3 and 2 G-IV missions into Tropical Storm/Hurricane Cristobal. The agenda for the discussion was: