Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 25 Aug. 2017 NOAA42: N42RF is flying an EMC-tasked Tail Doppler Radar mission into Harvey.  They took off around 1400 UTC (10AM ET) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL around. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: No flights are scheduled. Saturday, 26 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 11AM ET

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 23 Aug. 2017 NOAA42: N42RF was scheduled to fly an EMC-tasked Tail Doppler Radar mission into the remnants of Harvey.  with a take off time of 1400 UTC (10AM ET). This flight was canceled due to a mechanical issue. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk: The Global Hawk is on its way to fly the remnants of Harvey. …

Ready for takeoff! The P3 and Global Hawk are headed to fly into the remnants of Harvey in the Gulf

The flight and science crews are ready to fly. Takeoff is scheduled for 10AM ET for both aircraft. The P3 will depart from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL, for a seven-hour mission. The NOAA P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft is tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center. The Center runs NOAA's weather forecast models. They are particularly …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, 11AM ET

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 22 Aug. 2017 G-IV: N49RF is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around the remnants of Harvey. Takeoff is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM ET) from Lakeland, FL and returning there eight hours later. NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk:  No flights are scheduled. Wednesday, 23 Aug. 2017 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 18 Aug. 2017 G-IV: No flights are scheduled. NOAA42: N42RF will ferry to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in preparation for NHC-tasked reconnaissance missions. No HRD scientists will be on the flight. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk:  The Global Hawk is scheduled to perform a 3-hr range test flight. Take off is scheduled for …

Mini-Dropwindsonde data from Global Hawk used in forecast models for the first time during Hurricane Franklin

For the first time, data from mini-dropwindsondes released by the Global Hawk aircraft were used by NOAA Global Forecast System to predict where Franklin might track, how strong it would get, and other weather around the globe.  A total of 48 mini-dropsondes were released by the Global Hawk on the morning and afternoon of 9 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 9 Aug. 2017 G-IV: No flights are scheduled. NOAA42: Is flying a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Tropical Storm Franklin. Take off was around 0800 UTC (4:00AM Eastern) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. Three HRD scientists are on this flight. Global Hawk:  Is currently flying over Tropical Storm Franklin and scheduled to land …

The Global Hawk sets up for its first flight of the 2017 hurricane season

As part of NASA's East Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) field campaign, the Global Hawk is scheduled to fly tonight for a 22-h mission over Tropical Storm Franklin. The Global Hawk will take off at 7PM Pacific (10PM Eastern) from NASA's Armstrong Research Flight Facility, in Edwards, CA. Here is the proposed flight track …