Category Archives: Data Assimilation

Improving vortex-scale analysis through assimilation of observations collected in real-time.

It’s a second flight into Tropical Storm Karl for the NOAA P3 aircraft

NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft is set to fly into Tropical Storm Karl. They will take off at 2AM for an eight hour mission from St. Croix. The data collected on this and all the flights helps us understand the … Continue reading

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Here are our flight plans for collecting data in Tropical Storm Karl

NOAA’s hurricane hunter aircraft will fly today to collect data in, around, and over Tropical Storm Karl. Currently the aircraft are stationed in St. Croix. The G-IV will take off first at 1:30PM (1730 UTC) followed by NOAA43 that will take off … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 20 Sept. 2016 G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission into Tropical Storm Karl. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. No HRD scientists will be on this … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Monday, 19 Sept. 2016 NOAA43: Is scheduled ferry down to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands to begin future flights into Karl. G-IV: Is scheduled ferry down to St. Croix,US Virgin Islands to begin future flights into Karl. Global Hawk: No flights are … Continue reading

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Hermine – 15 September 2016

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 11 P-3 missions into AL99, TD9, and eventually Hurricane Hermine (25 August to 2 September 2016). The agenda for the discussion was: Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/HFP/Hermine_debrief.pptx.zip  

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of September 2016

September’s science meeting consisted of 4 presentations: Evan Kalina (AOML/ESRL), “Power Spectra and Eddy Dissipation Rate Measured by the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System in Hurricane Edouard (2014)” Sim Aberson (HRD), “A Preliminary Assessment of the HEDAS Reruns (2011-2015)” Hui Christophersen (HRD), … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 continues to monitor Hurricane Hermine as it makes landfall

NOAA’s hurricane hunter aircraft, NOAA43 is currently flying in Hurricane Hermine. They continue to gather data to improve our forecasts and understand how land interacts with the hurricane. Additional information on the type of experiment they are flying can be found here. Below is an … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Thursday, 1 Sept. 2016 NOAA43: Flew an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Storm Hermine. This means that NHC requested this flight into the storm. Take off was at 0400 UTC (12AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three … Continue reading

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The P3 flies again into Tropical Storm Hermine

We continue to collect data in Tropical Storm Hermine. The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft is set to fly into Hermine. It will take off at 12AM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, … Continue reading

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Up and away, NOAA’s hurricane hunter P3 aircraft is headed to fly into TD9

The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft took off at noon eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The goal is to collect data in and around the tropical disturbance. They will be launching … Continue reading

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