Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:25PM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NOAA42:  Will take off from MacDill Air Force Base at noon (eastern) to ferry to St. Croix. Two HRD scientists will be onboard.

G-IV: Will also ferry down to St. Croix tomorrow from MacDill Air Force Base. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Will take off at 11AM (eastern) and ferry to Barbados. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

G-IV: Is tasked to fly a surveillance mission around the area of disturbance in the mid Atlantic (AL93).  No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA42:  Is tasked to fly a Pre-storm ocean survey research mission. The goal of this mission is to gather oceanic and atmospheric data in the area ahead of AL93. The NOAA42 aircraft is scheduled to take off at 10AM (eastern) from St. Croix and recover in Barbados eight hours later. Two HRD scientists will be onboard.

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