Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Friday, 28 August 2015

UAS Global Hawk: Was scheduled to fly over Tropical Storm Erika this morning. This flight has been pushed back to take off on Saturday.

NOAA43: Flew an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission into Erika. This means that NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is interested in collecting data and has requested this flight. They took off at 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. This flight landed in MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission. This means that the National Hurricane Center has requested this flight to collect data around and ahead of the path of Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM local) from Barbados. This flight will land in MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

UAS Global Hawk: Is scheduled to fly over Tropical Storm Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1100 UTC (7:00AM Eastern) from Wallops Island, VA. It will fly a 24 hour research mission over the storm. This mission is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission into Erika. This flight is scheduled to take off at 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission. This means that the National Hurricane Center has requested this flight. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM local) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission into Erika. Take off is set for 1800 UTC (2:00PM local) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

More real-time data collection in Erika with NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft

NOAA’s P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly a Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) operational mission into Tropical Storm Erika. The P3 will depart at 2:00AM local time from Barbados and fly an eight hour mission that will land in MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. This flight is operationally tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). EMC has requested this flight into Erika. The Doppler radar data collected during this will be transmitted in near realtime to NOAA’s hurricane weather forecast model. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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The G-IV hurricane hunter jet is set to fly around Tropical Storm Erika today

The G-IV is scheduled for a synoptic surveillance mission today with a take-off time of 1730 UTC (1:30 local) to and from Barbados. The G-IV will fly around Tropical Storm Erika and will be sampling the upper level trough to northwest. Here is the proposed G-IV flight track. The dots along the flight track indicate the dropwindsonde launch locations.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, 27 August 2015

UAS Global Hawk: Landed back in Wallops Island, VA this morning at 7:00AM Eastern after a 24 hour research mission over Tropical Storm Erika. This mission is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

NOAA43: Flew an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission in Erika. Take off was around 0500 UTC (1:00AM local) to and from Barbados. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission. This means that the National Hurricane Center has requested this flight to collect data around Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM local) to and from Barbados.

Friday, 28 August 2015

UAS Global Hawk: Is scheduled to fly over Tropical Storm Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1100 UTC (7:00AM Eastern) from Wallops Island, VA. It will fly a 24 hour research mission over Erika. This mission is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission into Erika. This means that NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is interested in collecting data and has requested this flight. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. This flight will recover eight hours later in MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission. This means that the National Hurricane Center has requested this flight to collect data around Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM local) from Barbados. This flight will land in MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

Engines on as the P3 is ready to fly into Tropical Storm Erika

NOAA’s P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly a Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) operational mission into Tropical Storm Erika. The P3 will depart at 2:00AM local time from Barbados and fly a seven hour mission. This flight is operationally tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). EMC has requested this flight into Erika. The Doppler radar data collected during this  will be transmitted in near realtime to NOAA’s hurricane weather forecast model. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft continues flights into Tropical Storm Erika

NOAA’s P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly a Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) operational mission into Tropical Storm Erika. The P3 will depart at 2:00PM local time from Barbados and fly a six and a half hour mission. This flight is operationally tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). This means that EMC has requested this flight into Erika. The Doppler radar data collected during this and future TDR missions will be transmitted in near realtime to NOAA’s hurricane weather forecast model. The data is then ingested into the model to improve the model’s intensity and track forecasts. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

NOAA43: Flew a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) research mission into Tropical Storm Erika.  Take off was at 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

UAS Global Hawk: Took off this morning at 7:00AM Eastern from Wallops Island, VA. It will fly a 24 hour research mission over Tropical Storm Erika. This mission is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission. This means that NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is interested in collecting data and has requested this flight into Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1700 UTC (1:00PM local) to and from from Barbados for a six and half hour mission. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission. Take off is scheduled for 0500 UTC (1:00AM local) to and from Barbados for a seven hour mission. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

G-IV: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission. This means that the National Hurricane Center has requested this flight to collect data around Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM) to and from Barbados.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft is gearing up for another flight into Tropical Storm Erika

NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) into Tropical Storm Erika. The proposed flight track is shown below. The P3 will depart at 2:00AM local time from Barbados and fly a six hour research mission. The data collected from this flight will improve our understanding of how the dry air interacts with the storm. The flight track is shown below. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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NOAA’s P3 aircraft is up in the air and heading towards Tropical Storm Erika

NOAA’s P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft took off from Barbados at 2:00PM to fly a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX)/Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) research mission into Tropical Storm Erika. The flight track is shown below.  The P3 will take measurements to understand how much dry air is interacting with Tropical Storm Erika. It will also collect data with the TDR to understand the structure of the system. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

G-IV: Is currently flying a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) research mission around Tropical Storm Erika. Take off was around 1400 UTC (10:00AM local) from Barbados. No HRD scientists are on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) research mission into Tropical Storm Erika. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX)/Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) research mission Tropical Storm Erika.  Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.