Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 11AM Eastern


Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016

No flights are scheduled for today.

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of the Leeward Islands. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. The goal for this mission is to collect data to understand how the disturbance interacts with the surrounding environment. This will be the first flight of a series of flights every 12 hours. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.


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