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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Paper on the likely impact of the new COSMIC satellites on weather forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review

The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate COSMIC) is a set of satellites launched in 2006 that orbit the earth about 500 miles above ground. They use radio signals from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites in a process called “radio occultation” to accurately measure temperature and moisture at a large number of points in […]

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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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Our planned flights into Hurricane Irma for this afternoon

We have two additional flights set to take off this afternoon to sample Hurricane Irma. First up is the G-IV hurricane hunter jet. The jet flew earlier this morning and it will fly again taking off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. Below is the planned flight plan with dots indicating the dropwindsonde launch […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 8 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) from Lakeland, FL. 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. […]

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NOAA continues to gather data in and around Hurricane Irma

It is Friday, Sept 8, 2017, and the NOAA hurricane hunters continue to fly and collect data. Every flight gives us up to date information on how powerful Hurricane Irma is. Today we have several flights scheduled. The G-IV jet and the P3 are already in flight gathering data.  The jet took off at 1:30 AM […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Thursday, 7 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. Friday, 8 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a […]

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An early morning flight for NOAA’s G-IV jet around Hurricane Irma

NOAA’s hurricane hunter G-IV jet will continue to gather data around Hurricane Irma. It is scheduled to take off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in LA at 1:30 AM ET. The data collected will go into the NOAA weather models. The data is also used by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). It is […]

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