Category Archives: Data Assimilation

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

The G-IV is up in air on its way to collect data around Matthew

NOAA’s G-IV jet took off at 1:30AM (0530 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. It will fly an eight hour mission gathering data in the environment that surrounds Hurricane Matthew. The data collected from this and all other … Continue reading

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NOAA43’s target is to fly into Hurricane Matthew

NOAA’s hurricane hunter aircraft will fly twice today. The first NOAA43 flight of the day was scheduled to take off at 2AM Eastern (0600 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. This flight was cancelled. This afternoon the P3 will take off … Continue reading

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The Global Hawk will also fly over Hurricane Matthew to gather data

As part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign the Global Hawk is scheduled to fly tonight for a 24-h mission over Hurricane Matthew. The Global Hawk will take off at 7PM Pacific (10PM Eastern) from NASA’s Armstrong … Continue reading

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The G-IV jet will fly around Matthew

NOAA’s G-IV jet is up and ready to fly around Hurricane Matthew. The jet will take off at 1:30 PM Eastern (1730 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. Below is the proposed flight track today’s flight. The … Continue reading

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The P3 is set to fly into Matthew

The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft is set to take off at 2PM Eastern (1800 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL for an eight hour mission. The data collected on this and all other flights go into the computer forecast models … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly around Matthew

The P3 will fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew. These types of flights are usually performed by the G-IV. The jet is down for maintenance therefore the P3 will fly around Matthew. It will sample the atmospheric environment ahead of … Continue reading

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A second flight today for the hurricane hunter NOAA43 into Matthew

NOAA43 will fly again into Hurricane Matthew. It will take off at 2PM Eastern (1800 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL for an eight hour mission. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 5 Oct. 2016 G-IV: Flew a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew with a take off time of 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. One HRD scientist was on this flight. NOAA43: Flew a Tail Doppler Radar mission into … Continue reading

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NOAA43 gears up to fly inside Hurricane Matthew

Engines are on as NOAA’s hurricane hunter P3 gets ready for take off to fly into Hurricane Matthew. NOAA43 will take off at 2AM Eastern (0600 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL for an eight hour mission. Just like … Continue reading

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NOAA’s G-IV jet prepares for flights around Matthew

NOAA’s G-IV jet will fly twice today around Hurricane Matthew. The first flight is scheduled to take off at 1:30AM (0530 UTC) the second flight will take off twelve hours later at 1:30 PM (1730 UTC). These flights are based out of MacDill Air … Continue reading

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