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45th Anniversary of the seeding of Hurricane Ginger

Beginning on September 16, 1971, Hurricane Ginger was seeded with silver iodide by Project STORMFURY.  This was the fourth and last storm experimented on by the Project.  The seeding experiments were carried out on three separate days in Ginger with … Continue reading

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Paper on the intensification of Hurricane Earl (2010) in the HWRF model released online in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

You can access the paper at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2922/full.

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Paper on the Coyote unmanned aircraft system in Hurricane Edouard released online in Earth and Space Science

This was the first successful launch of an unmanned aircraft system into a mature hurricane from a Hurricane Hunter aircraft. This so-called Coyote is a 13-pound drone with a 5-foot wingspan that measures pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind speed and … Continue reading

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Paper on rainfall from tropical systems impacting the U. S. corn-belt region published in Weather and Climate Extremes

  You can access the paper at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094715300499

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One last flight into Karl

The P3 and G-IV are at it again for one last flight into Karl. The G-IV will take off at 1:30PM Eastern (1730 UTC) and the P3 will follow with a 2PM (1800 UTC) take off from St. Croix. Below … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Saturday, 24 Sept. 2016 NOAA43:  Flew a research mission into Karl. They took off around 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Two HRD scientists were on this flight. G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission over and … Continue reading

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Another flight into Karl early this morning

We are still tracking Karl. It’s a stretch to fly from St. Croix but we can still gather data inside Karl. NOAA43 will take of at 2AM Eastern (0600 UTC) for an eight hour mission. Below is the proposed flight … Continue reading

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NOAA flight crews are ready to fly into Karl this afternoon

The G-IV jet and the P3 aircraft are gearing up to fly and collect data in and around Karl. These flights provide us with insight to the evolution of Karl. The various instruments onboard the aircraft measure different atmospheric parameters … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 23 Sept. 2016 NOAA43:  Flew a research mission into Karl. They took off around 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission over and … Continue reading

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The P3 aircraft is on its way to fly into Karl

NOAA43 took off around 2AM this morning to fly into Karl. The P3 continues to gather weather data in Karl. The data collected is used by the forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. It also goes into the computer weather models … Continue reading

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