HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Michael – 26 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 6 P-3 and 3 G-IV missions into Hurricane Michael, AL14 (8-10 October 2018). The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 20181008H1 (Kelly Ryan) 20181009H1 (Rob Rogers) 20181009N2 (Jason Dunion/ John Kaplan) 20181009H2/Coyote (Kelly Ryan) 20181010H1 (Rob Rogers/ Jon Zawislak) EMC … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Michael – 26 October 2018

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Florence, EP96 Genesis, and G-IV SAL Mission – 22 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 3 P-3 and 9 G-IV missions into Hurricane Florence, AL06 (8-13 September 2018). The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview 20180908H1 (Jon Zawislak) 20180909H1 (Jon Zawislak) 20180910H1 (Jon Zawislak) NESDIS / Ocean Winds (Joe Sapp NESDIS) HRD researchers also discussed the results … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Florence, EP96 Genesis, and G-IV SAL Mission – 22 October 2018

HRD observation team monthly meeting – 18 October 2018

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent … Continue reading HRD observation team monthly meeting – 18 October 2018

HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 3 P-3 missions into Tropical Storm Gordon, AL07 (3-4 September 2018) . The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 180903H1 (Robert Rogers) 180904H1 (Ghassan Alaka) 180904H2 (Hui Christophersen) HRD researchers also discussed the results from the 5 P-3 missions into … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The NOAA P-3 completed its last mission into Hurricane Michael this morning, passing through the storm four times. As in the previous three missions, we provided critical measurements of the 3-D wind, precipitation, and thermodynamic (temperature and humidity) structure of the storm from our Doppler radar, dropsondes, and flight level measurements. The data was not … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9 AM ET

Thursday, September 20, 2018 NOAA49: The NOAA G-IV will be flying a joint research mission for AOML/HRD and NOAA/NESDIS (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service) objectives to validate atmospheric moisture and temperature profiles in the NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS) satellite product. Of particular interest is assessing the ability of NUCAPS to represent … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12 PM ET

The NOAA P-3, with HRD scientists on board, is currently flying a National Hurricane Center tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Storm Isaac. The track of the mission, so far, is shown below. A look at the ongoing P-3 mission in Tropical Storm Isaac Wednesday, September 12, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly another NHC-tasked reconnaissance … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10 AM ET

The NOAA P-3, with HRD scientists on board, flew a successful research mission into Hurricane Florence yesterday afternoon in support of the Mature Stage Experiment of the Hurricane Field Program - Intensity Forecast Experiment, sampling the conclusion of the rapid intensification event that led to Florence strengthening to a Category 4. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 10, 2018, 12 PM ET

Monday, September 10, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS-tasked research mission into Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 09:00 AM EDT. 2 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 is flying a butterfly pattern to measure the inner core. The goal is to collect wind, temperature and … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 10, 2018, 12 PM ET