HFP Update… Friday, September 3, 2010 AT 10:00 AM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s Thursday September 2 NOAA 43: N43 completed an IFEX 3D Doppler mission in H. Earl with a 2000 UTC (4:00 PM EDT) takeoff Thursday, September 2, starting at McDill AFB/Tampa, landing in Richmond, VA at 11:50 PM EDT. Friday September 3 NOAA-42: CHANGED: N42 is flying an 0800 UTC (4:00 AM EDT) … Continue reading HFP Update… Friday, September 3, 2010 AT 10:00 AM EDT

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 2 September 2010

As Earl starts to accelerate northward and begins weakening as it passes just east of the Florida NOAA P-3 missions continue to collect airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you will see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of Hurricane Earl sampled from the … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 2 September 2010

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 1 September 2010

As Earl starts to track more in a more northerly direction and intensifying again as it passes just east of the Bahamas NOAA P-3 missions continue to collect airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you will see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 1 September 2010

Tri-agency Mission Science Summary – September 2, 2010

Mission synopsis: 02 Sept 2010. NOAA/IFEX: NOAA is now in full operational-tasking mode for Hurricane Earl with its aircraft: the P-3s are flying EMC-tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) missions and the G-IV is flying a NHC-tasked Synoptic Surveillance mission.  N42RF took off from Tampa at 08 UTC, conducted a successfull TDR mission into Earl, and … Continue reading Tri-agency Mission Science Summary – September 2, 2010

Tri-agency Mission Science Summary – September 1, 2010

Mission synopsis: 01 Sept 2010.  Sorry for the manuscript, but we suddenly have an encyclopedia's worth of missions going on. NOAA/IFEX NOAA is now in full operational-tasking mode with its aircraft: the P-3s are flying EMC-tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) missions into Earl and the G-IV is flying NHC-tasked Synoptic Surveillance missions.  N42RF took off … Continue reading Tri-agency Mission Science Summary – September 1, 2010

Tri-agency forecast discussion for Sept. 2, 2010

Forecast Discussion for September 2, 2010 Large-scale features The primary features of interest in the Atlantic basin are Hurricane Earl, Tropical Storm Fiona and Tropical Depression Gaston as are shown on this morning‚ NHC Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook page (Fig. 1). These features are also evident as areas of high total precipitable water (TPW) as … Continue reading Tri-agency forecast discussion for Sept. 2, 2010

HFP Update… Thursday, September 2, 2010 AT 2:00 PM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s Wednesday, September 1 NOAA 43: N43 completed its IFEX Rapid Intensification and 3D Doppler mission in H. Earl, returning to McDill AFB/Tampa at 11:45 PM EDT. Thursday September 2 NOAA-42: N42 completed an IFEX 3D Doppler missions in H. Earl. This flight landed at McDill at about 11:30 AM. NOAA 43: N43 … Continue reading HFP Update… Thursday, September 2, 2010 AT 2:00 PM EDT

NASA and NOAA scientists collaborate in high-altitude flyover of a Hurricane Earl with NASA Global Hawk, 2 September 2010

The NASA Global Hawk took off from Edwards Air Force Base, California last night at 8:50 PDT for a long endurance flight over Hurricane Earl.  The Global Hawk will be flying over and around Earl throughout the day today. Below are some images from the first Global Hawk overpass of the eye of Hurricane Earl. … Continue reading NASA and NOAA scientists collaborate in high-altitude flyover of a Hurricane Earl with NASA Global Hawk, 2 September 2010