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 … Continue reading 2017 Hurricane Field Program summary

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 7, Oct. 2017 G-IV: The jet was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Nate with a take off around 1:30 AM ET. This flight was canceled. NOAA42: The P3 was scheduled to fly an Analysis of Intensification Processes Experiment (AIPEX) research mission into Hurricane Nate. Take off was at 4:00 … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 11 AM ET

Saturday flights into Hurricane Nate

NOAA's hurricane hunter aircraft continue to gather data in and around Hurricane Nate. There are four flights scheduled for today; two for the G-IV and two for theP3.  The first G-IV flight scheduled for 1:30 AM ET was canceled. The G-IV will fly this afternoon taking off at 1:30 PM ET. NOAA49 as the jet is also … Continue reading Saturday flights into Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 6, Oct. 2017 G-IV: The jet was tasked by NHC to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Nate. This flight took off around 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 was scheduled to fly an Analysis of Intensification Processes Experiment (AIPEX) research … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

Today’s NOAA flights into Tropical Storm Nate

NOAA's hurricane hunter aircraft are set to collect data in and around Tropical Storm Nate. The G-IV took off at 1:30 AM ET. It will fly again this afternoon taking off at 1:30 PM ET. The jet flies around and ahead of Nate's path. Its main goal is to gather data around the environment of Nate. … Continue reading Today’s NOAA flights into Tropical Storm Nate

A second G-IV flight around Tropical Storm Nate

The G-IV jet is at it again.  NOAA49 as its also called will fly around Tropical Storm Nate. This is the second flight for the jet in this series but the first one today. This flight took off at 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. It will fly … Continue reading A second G-IV flight around Tropical Storm Nate

We are capturing weather data with NOAA’s G-IV jet around Tropical Storm Nate

NOAA's G-IV jet is in route to fly around Tropical Storm Nate. The jet took off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. This is the first flight in a series that will gather data around and ahead of Tropical Storm Nate's path. The data from this and all … Continue reading We are capturing weather data with NOAA’s G-IV jet around Tropical Storm Nate

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS   Thursday, 5, Oct. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to perform a pre-storm ocean survey mission in the Gulf of Mexico. Take off was at 10:00 AM ET (1400 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. One HRD scientist will be on this flight. G-IV: The jet is tasked by NHC to fly … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

Up and way, the P3 aircraft will collect ocean data in the Gulf of Mexico today

NOAA's P3 aircraft is up in the air and headed to fly over the Gulf of Mexico. This flight took off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10 AM ET (1400 UTC). The goal of this flight is to gather oceanic data. The ocean plays a role in the development of tropical cyclones. NOAA42 … Continue reading Up and way, the P3 aircraft will collect ocean data in the Gulf of Mexico today