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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11 AM ET

Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS tasked research mission into Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 08:00 AM EDT. 3 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 data …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11 AM ET

Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS tasked research mission into Tropical Storm Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 08:00 AM EDT. 3 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 flew a partial high-altitude circumnavigation around the eastern side of Florence, followed by a butterfly …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 11 AM ET

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly a National Hurricane Center tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Storm Gordon, takeoff from Lakeland, FL at 6:00 PM EDT. 4 HRD scientists will be on this mission. NOAA49: The G-IV will fly a synoptic surveillance mission, tasked by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC), around Hurricane …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 3, 2018, 11 AM ET

Monday, September 3, 2018 NOAA42:  The P-3 will fly a NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) operationally tasked mission into Tropical Storm Gordon, takeoff from Lakeland, FL this afternoon at 4:30 PM EDT. 3 HRD scientists will be on this mission. The P-3 will fly a lawnmower pattern ahead of the storm, followed by a butterfly pattern …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 2, 2018, 1 PM ET

NOAA42:  The NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) has tasked for possible operational missions into AL91, currently located north of Cuba. The first mission would take off from Lakeland, FL at 4:30 PM EDT tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 3, and be followed by a 4:30 AM EDT mission Tuesday morning. 3 HRD scientists will be on each mission. …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Lane – 30 August 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 4 G-IV and 4 P-3 missions into Central Pacific Hurricane Lane (19-23 August 2018) representing the first NOAA P-3 mission to fly a Central Pacific storm. The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Storm Overview (Jon Zawislak) Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) CPHC Feedback (Tom Birchard, …