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 …

Photos from our Hurricane Harvey operations

The Hurricane Research Division of AOML conducted a series of Tail Doppler Radar missions into Hurricane Harvey including when it was a Category-Four storm approaching the Texas coast.  While carrying out their duties, our scientists took photographs of the eye of the storm as well as of  those involved in the flights.  You can find …

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 …

NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft gathers critical data in Hurricane Harvey

The P3 is scheduled to depart from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10 AM (1400 UTC) to fly into Hurricane Harvey. This flight is tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center. The data from this eight-hour flight will go into the numerical weather prediction models. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots …

Wheels up for NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter P3 aircraft and headed to fly into Harvey

NOAA42 continues to gather critical data as it flies into Harvey. The aircraft took off from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL around 10 PM (0200 UTC) for a nearly eight-hour mission. NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center is using this data for our forecast models to improve the prediction of the track and intensity of Harvey. …

NOAA’s G-IV jet is up in the air and headed to fly around Harvey

NOAA's hurricane hunter G-IV jet took off at 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. This eight-hour mission will collect data around Harvey and over the Gulf of Mexico (sampling the mid-level ridge in the upper atmosphere). The data collected will be ingested into our weather forecast models. The flight …

Engines are on for the P3 as it prepares to fly into Tropical Storm Harvey

NOAA's hurricane hunter aircraft is at it again. It is scheduled to depart from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10 AM (1400 UTC). This flight is tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center. This is the second flight in a series of flights. The data from this flight will go into the models …

The G-IV hurricane hunter jet continues to fly around Harvey

NOAA's hurricane hunter G-IV jet is gearing up for another flight. The jet will takeoff at 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) for a seven-hour flight. It will fly from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. The G-IV is unique because it can fly at high altitudes and collects data in the surrounding environment. This …