Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 6, Oct. 2017 G-IV: The jet was tasked by NHC to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Nate. This flight took off around 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 was scheduled to fly an Analysis of Intensification Processes Experiment (AIPEX) research …

35th Anniversary of first airborne Doppler radar measurements made in a tropical cyclone

On September 14, 1982, while NOAA42 was flying the first Synoptic Flow experiment, NOAA43 was taking the first Doppler radar readings from an aircraft in a tropical cyclone. The flight into Hurricane Debby was designed to fly several legs into and out of the eye, forming triangular areas where the radar scans would overlap from …

We are capturing weather data with NOAA’s G-IV jet around Tropical Storm Nate

NOAA's G-IV jet is in route to fly around Tropical Storm Nate. The jet took off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. This is the first flight in a series that will gather data around and ahead of Tropical Storm Nate's path. The data from this and all …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS   Thursday, 5, Oct. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to perform a pre-storm ocean survey mission in the Gulf of Mexico. Take off was at 10:00 AM ET (1400 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. One HRD scientist will be on this flight. G-IV: The jet is tasked by NHC to fly …

Up and way, the P3 aircraft will collect ocean data in the Gulf of Mexico today

NOAA's P3 aircraft is up in the air and headed to fly over the Gulf of Mexico. This flight took off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10 AM ET (1400 UTC). The goal of this flight is to gather oceanic data. The ocean plays a role in the development of tropical cyclones. NOAA42 …

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 …

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 …