2017 Hurricane Field Program summary

AOML's Hurricane Research Division (HRD) ran its 2017 Hurricane Field Program from July 27th through October 27th and accomplished many of the objectives set for this busy hurricane season.  In addition to carrying out Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) missions in coordination with NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), HRD flew the Analysis of Intensification Processes Experiments …

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 …

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 – Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, 11AM ET

OPERATIONS Thursday, 24 Aug. 2017 NOAA42: N42RF is flying an EMC-tasked Tail Doppler Radar mission into Harvey. This flight took off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL around 1400 UTC (10 AM ET). Four HRD scientists will be on this flight. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk: The Global Hawk landed at NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, …

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 …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Franklin – 15 August 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the two P-3 and one Global Hawk mission into Hurricane Franklin (8-9 August 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: Mission Overview (Reasor) Science Discussions 20170808H1 (Zawislak) 20170809H1 (Rogers) EMC input (Sippel) Additional field program issues Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2017/HFP/franklin17_debrief_main.pptx