35th Anniversary of first Synoptic Flow mission

On September 14, 1982, NOAA42 flew the first Synoptic Flow Experiment around Hurricane Debby.  The idea behind the experiment was to fly a large-scale pattern around a hurricane while releasing dropwindsondes at regular intervals.  This would create a three-dimensional map of the winds steering the storm.  The data would be entered into hurricane track forecast … Continue reading 35th Anniversary of first Synoptic Flow mission

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 3 PM ET

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 4, Oct. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled at this time. G-IV: No flights are scheduled at this time. Thursday, 5, Oct. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to perform a pre-storm ocean survey mission in the Gulf of Mexico. Take off is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET (1400 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 3 PM ET