NOAA’s P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft will fly into Tropical Storm Javier today

The NOAA43 aircraft is ready to fly in the East Pacific into Tropical Storm Javier. They will take off at 1:00PM central time from Harlingen, TX for an eight hour mission. The science objective of this flight is to collect data with the the Doppler Wind Lidar instrument as well as the launch unmanned aircraft called Coyote. Below is the flight track. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.ftk_160808I1.png