Category Archives: IFEX – Hurricane Field Program

Daily updates on NOAA’s Intensity Forecast Experiment including HRD’s Hurricane Field Program and operational and NESDIS partners

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 … Continue reading

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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). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Thursday, 6 Oct. 2016 G-IV: Was scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew with a take off time of 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern). This flight was cancelled. The G-IV is down for maintenance. NOAA43: Was scheduled to fly a Tail Doppler Radar … 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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