Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

G-IV: Is currently flying a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) research mission around Tropical Storm Erika. Take off was around 1400 UTC (10:00AM local) from Barbados. No HRD scientists are on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) research mission into Tropical Storm Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX)/Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) research mission Tropical Storm Erika.  Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

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