Category Archives: Data Assimilation

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

Altug Aksoy in the Wall Street Journal

Altug Aksoy is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about Monte Carlo simulations and the forecasts of Hurricane Sandy.

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The P3 aircraft flies again in the East Pacific into Tropical Storm Javier

The P3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly again into Tropical Storm Javier. They will take off at 1:00AM central time from Harlingen, TX for an eight hour mission. The science objective of this flight is to collect data with the Doppler … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft will fly into Tropical Storm Javier today

The NOAA43 aircraft is ready to fly in the East Pacific into Tropical Storm Javier. They will take off at 1:00PM central time from Harlingen, TX for an eight hour mission. The science objective of this flight is to collect data with the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Monday, 8 Aug 2016 NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Doppler Wind Lidar/Coyote research mission. The goals of this mission is to gather data with the Doppler Wind Lidar instrument and to launch the Unmanned aircraft – the Coyote … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft gears up for its third and final flight into Earl

Engines are on as the NOAA43 aircraft is set off to fly its third and final mission into Earl. They will take off at 2:00PM eastern from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL for an eight hour mission. This is an … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 3 Aug 2016 NOAA43: Flew an operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission. This means that NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) was interested in collecting data and has requested this flight into Earl. Take off was from 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from … Continue reading

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The second P3 hurricane hunter flight into Earl takes off at 2AM Eastern

NOAA43 is getting ready for its second flight into Earl. The hurricane hunter aircraft will take off at 2:00AM eastern from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL for an eight hour mission. This is an operational tasked mission by NOAA’s … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft takes off to fly into Tropical Storm Earl

NOAA’s P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft is in the air and on its way to fly into Tropical Storm Earl. The NOA43 aircraft departed at 2:00PM eastern from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL for an eight hour mission. The science … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update -Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016 G-IV: No flights are scheduled for the jet. NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a research mission into AL97 – the tropical wave currently located south of the island of Jamaica. The science objective of this mission is to gather … Continue reading

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HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2016, MacDill AFB, FL – 7 July 2016

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Robert Rogers, Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) researcher Lisa Bucci, and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel on IFEX plans for 2016, this year’s plan for the DWL, and Hurricane … Continue reading

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