Engines on, as the G-IV jet gets ready to fly around Cristobal

NOAA’s G-IV hurricane hunter jet is about to take off from MacDill Air Force Base to fly around Tropical Storm Cristobal. The proposed flight track is shown below. The goal of this flight is to capture as much data as they can using the tail Doppler radar onboard. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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