Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 30 August 2010

As Earl continues intensification to a major hurricane and passes just north of the Leeward Islands (Guadalupe is visible outlined in black at the very bottom right of the images) 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 … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 30 August 2010

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 29 August 2010

As Earl continues intensified to a hurricane and threatens the Leeward Islands (Guadalupe is visible outlined in black near the bottom of the images) 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 … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 29 August 2010

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 29 August 2010

As Earl continues to get better organized 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 T.S. Earl sampled from the tail Doppler radar on the P-3 on 29 August 2010.  … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 29 August 2010

HFP Update… Sunday, August 29, 2010 AT 11 AM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: N42's first flight flight into T.S. Earl commenced at 0800 UTC Sunday August 29, with subsequent flights every 12 hrs. NOAA 43: N43 returned to Barbados from its mission into Earl at ~11:20 PM EDT Saturday, August 28. P-3 flights will repeat at 12-hr intervals through the N43 flight at 2000 … Continue reading HFP Update… Sunday, August 29, 2010 AT 11 AM EDT

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 28 August 2010

Included here you will see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of T.S. Earl sampled from the tail Doppler radar on the P-3 on 28 August 2010.  These images are at three altitudes, 1km, 5km, and 10km, using a composite of winds from all four legs oriented south-north, west-east, northeast-southwest, and southeast-norhtwest.  … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 28 August 2010

Tri-agency Mission Summary – August 28, 2010

Tri-agency mission summary for Saturday August 28 IFEX The G-IV is tasked to fly into T.S. Earl at 1730 UTC on Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29. NOAA 43 is flying an IFEX mission Saturday, August 28 into T.S. Earl with a 2000 UTC takeoff. NOAA-42’s first flight into T.S. Earl will be an 0800 UTC … Continue reading Tri-agency Mission Summary – August 28, 2010