Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, August 21, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Friday, 21 August 2015

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly a Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) research mission around Danny. Take off time is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM local) from Barbados and recovering there eight hours later. No HRD scientists will be on-board.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a pre-storm ocean survey research mission ahead of Danny. Take off is scheduled for 1400 UTC (10AM local) from Barbados. An HRD scientist will be on this flight.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly a Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) research mission around Danny. Take off time is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM local) from Barbados and recovering there eight hours later. No HRD scientists will be on-board.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission. This means that NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is interested in collecting data and has request this flight into Danny. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientist will be on this flight.

…………………………………………………………………….
For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.