Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

NOAA43: Flew a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) research mission into Tropical Storm Erika.  Take off was at 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

UAS Global Hawk: Took off this morning at 7:00AM Eastern from Wallops Island, VA. It will fly a 24 hour research mission over Tropical Storm Erika. This mission is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

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 requested this flight into Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1700 UTC (1:00PM local) to and from from Barbados for a six and half hour mission. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission. Take off is scheduled for 0500 UTC (1:00AM local) to and from Barbados for a seven hour mission. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission. This means that the National Hurricane Center has requested this flight to collect data around Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM) to and from Barbados.

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