Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, 27 August 2015

UAS Global Hawk: Landed back in Wallops Island, VA this morning at 7:00AM Eastern after 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: Flew an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission in Erika. Take off was around 0500 UTC (1:00AM local) to and from Barbados. Three HRD scientists were 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 local) to and from Barbados.

Friday, 28 August 2015

UAS Global Hawk: Is scheduled to fly over Tropical Storm Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1100 UTC (7:00AM Eastern) from Wallops Island, VA. It will fly a 24 hour research mission over Erika. This mission is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission into Erika. This means that NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is interested in collecting data and has requested this flight. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. This flight will recover eight hours later in MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. 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 local) from Barbados. This flight will land in MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.

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