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 Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria – Part 2 – 19 October 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 17 P-3, 13 G-IV, and 51 AF WC-130 missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria (3-8 September 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: HRD/AOML support for EMC operations (Paul Reasor) TDR-related issues, resolved and continuing (John Gamache) Data impacts on HWRF forecasts (Jason Sippel) Open discussion of …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria – Part 1 – 4 October 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 8 P-3 and 8 G-IV missions into Hurricane Irma (3-8 September 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: Missions Overview (Reasor) Science Discussions 20170903H1 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170904H1 TDR (Rob Rogers) 20170904H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170905H1 TDR (Rob Rogers) 20170905H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170908H1 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170908H2 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 9 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC). No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma with a take …

Its the seventh flight for the G-IV jet around Hurricane Irma

NOAA's Hurricane Hunter G-IV jet is flying its seventh flight into Hurricane Irma. The data collected helps us understand how Irma interacts with the surround environment. The flight took off at 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. Below is the planned flight track. The dots represent the dropwindsonde …

Our planned flights into Hurricane Irma for this afternoon

We have two additional flights set to take off this afternoon to sample Hurricane Irma. First up is the G-IV hurricane hunter jet. The jet flew earlier this morning and it will fly again taking off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. Below is the planned flight plan with dots indicating the dropwindsonde launch …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 8 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma. …

NOAA continues to gather data in and around Hurricane Irma

It is Friday, Sept 8, 2017, and the NOAA hurricane hunters continue to fly and collect data. Every flight gives us up to date information on how powerful Hurricane Irma is. Today we have several flights scheduled. The G-IV jet and the P3 are already in flight gathering data.  The jet took off at 1:30 AM …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Thursday, 7 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. Friday, 8 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a …