Ready, set, go! The G-IV hurricane hunter jet will fly around Danny today

NOAA’s G-IV hurricane hunter jet is warming up their engines and preparing for their second flight around Hurricane Danny. The proposed flight track is shown below. They will depart at 1:30PM local time and fly an eight hour mission around Danny. The goal of this flight is to capture as much data as they can using the tail Doppler radar onboard. The data collected improves our understanding of the hurricane’s structure. 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.