Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016
G-IV: No flights are scheduled for the jet.
NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a research mission into AL97 – the tropical wave currently located south of the island of Jamaica. The science objective of this mission is to gather data on the genesis of AL97 and also collect data with the Doppler Wind Lidar instrument. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM local) to and from from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists and a student visitor will be on this flight.
Wednesday, 3 Aug 2016
NOAA43: Is tentatively 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 AL97. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.
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