NOAA49 will conduct a mission in and around Tropical Depression 10, departing Barbados at 0900 local time (1300 UTC), and returning there about 8 hours later. The aircraft will perform a lawnmower pattern to sample the environment and a circumnavigation of the system about 120 n mi from the center. The goal is to sample the Saharan Air Layer around the depression, sensitive regions for the future forecast, and the depression itself. The aircraft will also sample near a Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite overpass at ~1632 UTC.
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