NASA Global Hawk flight around Leslie – Sept. 6-7, 2012

This month we are collaborating with NASA on their field campaign called Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) in conjunction with our field program. The first flight of their field campaign is today!  Their Global Hawk will take off from Dryden, CA at 1900 UTC (3PM Eastern) and land approximately 24 hours later in Wallops Island, VA. The unmanned aircraft will circumnavigate Hurricane Leslie and launch dropwindsondes. Here is their flight track and the drop locations.