Doppler radar quick-looks from 1:30 PM G-IV flight into Hurricane Sandy, 28 October 2012

As Hurricane Sandy continued to move northward up the east coast east of the Carolinas (coast is visible as black line in left of image) a NOAA G-IV mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance in conjunction with a NOAA P-3 mission. A secondary objective of the mission was to … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 1:30 PM G-IV flight into Hurricane Sandy, 28 October 2012

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 PM P-3 flight into Hurricane Sandy, 28 October 2012

As Hurricane Sandy continued to move northward up the east coast east of the Carolinas NOAA P-3 missions collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of Sandy sampled from the tail Doppler radar on the P-3 … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 PM P-3 flight into Hurricane Sandy, 28 October 2012

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 AM P-3 flight into Hurricane Sandy, 28 October 2012

As Hurricane Sandy continued to move northward up the east coast east of the Carolinas NOAA P-3 missions collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of Sandy sampled from the tail Doppler radar on the P-3 … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 AM P-3 flight into Hurricane Sandy, 28 October 2012

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 5:00 PM Eastern

OPERATIONS Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 NOAA42:  Is tasked for a mission into Hurricane Sandy. The flight will take off around 0400 UTC from MacDill Air Force Base. NOAA42 is flying a P-3 TDR mission. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight. NOAA42:  Is tasked for a mission into Hurricane Sandy. The flight will take off around 2000 UTC … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 5:00 PM Eastern

Doppler radar quick-looks from 1:30 PM G-IV flight into Hurricane Sandy, 27 October 2012

As Hurricane Sandy continued to move northward up the east coast east of the Carolinas (coast is visible as black line in upper left of image) a NOAA G-IV mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance in conjunction with a NOAA P-3 mission. A secondary objective of the mission was to … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 1:30 PM G-IV flight into Hurricane Sandy, 27 October 2012

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 PM P-3 flight into Hurricane Sandy, 27 October 2012

As Hurricane Sandy continued to move northward up the east coast NOAA P-3 missions collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of Sandy sampled from the tail Doppler radar on the P-3 late on 27 October … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 PM P-3 flight into Hurricane Sandy, 27 October 2012

A G-IV research mission into Hurricane Sandy to study Extratropical Transition

As Hurricane Sandy's structure evolves, we will conduct one G-IV mission into and around the storm to study changes throughout the troposphere.  The G-IV will take off from MacDill Air Force Base around 1730 UTC today, and make two passes across the storm to gather Doppler radar data as well as dropwindsonde data from high … Continue reading A G-IV research mission into Hurricane Sandy to study Extratropical Transition