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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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