HRD observation team monthly meeting – 20 April 2017

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent […]

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NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 27 February 2017

HRD researchers Frank Marks and Robert Rogers presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research” and “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones” and how they are used in tropical cyclone research to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane Center media room. Copies of the two presentations are available on the […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Saturday, 8 Oct. 2016 G-IV: No flights scheduled. NOAA43: Flew a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. They took off around 0600 UTC (2:00AM) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA43: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM Eastern) to […]

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NOAA’s hurricane hunter aircraft hunts again for Hurricane Matthew

The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft continues to track Matthew. The P2 will conduct two flights today. The first flight takes off at 2AM Eastern (0600 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Later this afternoon NOAA43 will take off at 3PM Eastern (1900 UTC). These back to back flights help us gather data in a continuous cycle. Here are […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 7 Oct. 2016 G-IV:  Flew a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew. Take off was at 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA43: Was scheduled for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew with a take off time of 0600 UTC (2:00AM). This flight was […]

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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 flights helps us understand how Matthew interacts with the environment. Below is the proposed track. […]

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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 time of 2PM Eastern (1800 UTC). The P3’s science goal is to collect data with […]

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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 Research Flight Facility, in Edwards, CA. Here is the proposed flight track for the Global […]

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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 aircraft will collect data ahead of Matthew’s projected path and in the Gulf of Mexico. […]

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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 to improve the prediction of Matthew’s track and intensity. The dots on the flight track […]

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