The Global Hawk took off this morning from Wallops Island, VA at 7AM for its first flight of the Atlantic hurricane season. The Global Hawk is an unmanned aircraft and it will fly for 24 hours over Tropical Storm Erika. The Global Hawk is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign. It will be launching dropwindsones as well as gather data with other meteorological instruments on board. Below is the flight track for the Global Hawk. The colors represent a model forecast temperature field displayed in units of Kelvin.
Tag CloudAir-sea interaction Airborne eXpendable Bathythermograph (AXBT) Altug Aksoy Awards Bachir Annane boundary layer Bradley W. Klotz climate convection COYOTE cyclogenesis Doppler radar Doppler wind lidar dropwindsondes Education/outreach Eric W. Uhlhorn Frank D. Marks Global Hawk GRIP Gulfstream-IV (G-IV) H*Wind History Hua Chen Hurricane Arthur Hurricane Cristobal Hurricane Earl Hurricane Edouard Hurricane Ensemble Data Assimilation System (HEDAS) Hurricane Hermine Hurricane Ingrid Hurricane Irene Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) model Jason P. Dunion John F. Gamache John Kaplan Joseph J. Cione Jun A. Zhang Kathryn J. Sellwood landfall Lisa R. Bucci Mark D. Powell Media Michael L. Black Michael T. Montgomery Neal M. Dorst Observing System Evaluations (OSE) Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE) P3 Paul D. Reasor Picture gallery PREDICT rainfall rapid intensity change Robert A. Black Robert F. Rogers Saharan air layer satellite Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) Shirley T. Murillo Sim D. Aberson Stanley B. Goldenberg Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) Storm surge Sundararaman G. Gopalakrishnan Sylvie Lorsolo synoptic surveillance Thiago S. Quirino Tomislava Vukicevic Tropical Storm Erika Unmanned Aerial Systems vertical shear Xuejin Zhang
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