Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Tuesday, 29 Sept. 2015

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly a research Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission around Tropical Storm Joaquin. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM) to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is down for maintenance.

Wednesday, 30 Sept. 2015

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly a research Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission. Take off is scheduled for 0530 UTC (1:30AM local) to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. No 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 Joaquin. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM) to and from MacDill AFB.

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