The G-IV jet flies again around Hurricane Maria

The jet will fly today and continue collecting data around Hurricane Maria. This flight is scheduled to take off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Barbados. Below is the flight track. The dots on the track indicate the dropwindsonde locations. The dropwindsondes measure pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction, twice a […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 3 PM ET

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 19, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Maria. This flight took off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL and will recover in Barbados. No HRD scientists are on this flight. Wednesday, 20, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights […]

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Tenth anniversary of Hurricane Felix

On 24 August, a tropical wave moved westward off the African coast, gradually becoming organized enough to become a tropical depression a week later almost 200 n mi east southeast of Barbados.  Within 12 h, it became Tropical Storm Felix about 60 n mi south of Barbados.  A period of rapid intensification commenced, and Felix […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS   Monday, 18 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Jose. This flight took off at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. Two HRD scientists were on this flight. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around […]

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NOAA flights are scheduled for Hurricane Jose

We are near the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and there are a few storms out there. The NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft are ready to fly today in and around Hurricane Jose. First up is the the G-IV jet. It is scheduled to take off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland Linder […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS   Sunday, 17 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Jose. Takeoff is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 is tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 3 PM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 16 Sept. 2017 G-IV: No flights are scheduled. NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. Sunday, 17 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Jose. Takeoff is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight. NOAA42: The […]

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Harvey – 1 September 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the four P-3, four G-IV, and one Global Hawk mission into Hurricane Harvey (23-25 August 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: Missions Overview (Paul Reasor) Science Discussions 20170824H1 TDR (Robert Rogers) 20170824H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170825H1 TDR (Robert Rogers) 20170825H2 TDR/OceanWinds (Jon Zawislak) Additional Field Program Issues HWRF […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 9 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC). No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma with a take […]

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Its the seventh flight for the G-IV jet around Hurricane Irma

NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter G-IV jet is flying its seventh flight into Hurricane Irma. The data collected helps us understand how Irma interacts with the surround environment. The flight took off at 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. Below is the planned flight track. The dots represent the dropwindsonde […]

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