NOAA43 P3 hurricane hunter aircraft flies today to collect oceanic data

One of NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft, NOAA43, is getting ready to fly and collect data ahead of Tropical Storm Edouard. They will take off from the island of St. Criox at 10AM Eastern and launch ocean measuring expendable instruments such as (AXCPS, AXBTs and AXCTDs) to sample the ocean. Below is their proposed flight track. 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. The hurricane weather symbol on the right of the box represents the approximate location of Tropical Edouard.

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