Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9 AM ET

HRD is tasking the NOAA P-3 for tropical cyclone genesis research missions in the East Pacific, to/from Liberia, Costa Rica, beginning on Wednesday. The P-3 will ferry to C. R. today, and missions are expected to continue through Saturday. The goal is to capture processes related to the formation, or non-formation, of a tropical cyclone in the East Pacific this week. One aspect of this potential development is the impact of gap wind flows from the Papagayo and Tehuantepec Gap regions.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

NOAA42: The P-3 will ferry from Lakeland, FL to Liberia, Costa Rica, with a takeoff at 12 PM EDT (1600 UTC). 3 HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA49: No flights scheduled.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

NOAA42: The P-3 will fly a research mission into the East Pacific to survey a potential genesis region, including the Papagayo Gap wind flow. Takeoff from Liberia, Costa Rica, will be at 10 AM local (12 PM EDT, 1600 UTC). 3 HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA49: No flights scheduled.

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