Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, August 1, 2014 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Friday, August 1, 2014

NOAA42:  Will ferry at noon Eastern from MacDill Air Force Base to St. Croix. Three HRD scientists will be onboard.

G-IV: Was tasked by NHC to fly a Synoptic Surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Bertha. This flight has been cancelled.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

G-IV: Is tasked to fly a research mission around Tropical Storm Bertha.  No HRD scientists will be on this flight. Take off is scheduled for 1:30PM Eastern from Barbados.

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 Tropical Storm Bertha. The NOAA42 P-3 aircraft is scheduled to take off at 10AM Eastern from St. Croix. Three HRD scientists will be onboard.

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