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 … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:35 PM Eastern
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NOAA42 is currently flying over the Gulf of Mexico to survey the sea-state after Hurricane Isaac's passage. They took off at 1200 UTC (8AM) from MacDill AFB and will land back there 9 hours later. NOAA42 will drop ocean measuring expendable instruments such as (AXCPS, AXBTs and AXCTDs). Here’s today’s flight pattern drawn. The red line represents Hurricane … Continue reading NOAA42 morning flight post-storm ocean survey – Aug. 30, 2012
Here are some pictures from the NOAA42 missions into Hurricane Isaac, 27-28 August 2012.