Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Tuesday, 8 Aug. 2017

G-IV:  No flights are scheduled.

NOAA42: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Tropical Storm Franklin. Take off is scheduled for 2200 UTC (6:00PM Eastern) to and from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to fly a mission over Tropical Storm Franklin. Take off is scheduled for 2300 UTC (7:00PM Eastern) from NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, CA. This flight is part of NASA’s East Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) field project.

Wednesday, 9 Aug. 2017

G-IV: No flights are scheduled.

NOAA42: Is scheduled to fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Tropical Storm Franklin. Take off is scheduled for 0800 UTC (4:00AM Eastern) to and from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk:  Is scheduled to land at NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, CA around 2100 UTC (5:00PM Eastern).

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