NOAA continues to gather data in Hurricane Edouard

NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter P3 aircraft – NOAA42 and NOAA43 will fly again today into Hurricane Edouard. NOAA42 will take off from Bermuda around 9:30AM. They are flying an experiment called the  Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experiment. The P3 will launch unmanned aerial systems called the Coyote. The Coyote drone is expected to fly close to the sea surface and collect meteorological data. NOAA 43 will take off from St. Croix at 11AM. It will fly an Ocean Winds Experiment. The goal of this experiment is to collect data coincident with polar satellite overpasses. Below is the proposed flight track for NOAA42. 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. 

NOAA42 proposed flight track
NOAA42 proposed flight track