AOML scientists follow Hurricane Teddy up to Canada

GOES-16 visible imagery with 89-GHz microwave imagery overlaid on top. Credit: Naval Research Laboratory NOAA's Hurricane Hunters will continue reconnaissance for Hurricane Teddy on September 22 after one P-3 aircraft relocates from St. Croix to Norfolk, VA on Monday, September 21. This mission is at the request of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to track … Continue reading AOML scientists follow Hurricane Teddy up to Canada

Major Hurricane Teddy missions provide unique dataset for AOML hurricane scientists

NOAA's Hurricane Hunters continue reconnaissance for major Hurricane Teddy, conducting numerous science experiments developed by AOML and its collaborators.  The two P-3 aircraft will take off from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands at 10 AM and 6 PM EDT, respectively, on September 18 as tasked by AOML's Hurricane Research Division. AOML hurricane scientists will guide and … Continue reading Major Hurricane Teddy missions provide unique dataset for AOML hurricane scientists

NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct missions investigating Hurricane Teddy

AOML's Hurricane Research Division tasked the NOAA Hurricane Hunters to explore the atmospheric conditions associated with Teddy's development. AOML scientists providing support for P-3 and G-IV flights into Teddy plan to manage multiple objectives laid out in their Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX).  Flight track planned for the NOAA P-3 mission into Hurricane Teddy. G-IV reconnaissance will continue on … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct missions investigating Hurricane Teddy

NOAA Hurricane Hunters to Fly Multiple Missions into Tropical Storm Sally and Hurricane Paulette

A very active peak in this year's Atlantic hurricane season has prompted NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC), Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), and AOML's Hurricane Research Division to task NOAA's G-IV and both P-3 aircraft to investigate multiple storms in the Gulf of Mexico and mid-Atlantic. GOES-East Geocolor of the tropical activity across the Atlantic basin AOML … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters to Fly Multiple Missions into Tropical Storm Sally and Hurricane Paulette

AOML Scientists Provide An Outlook for Potential Hurricane Research Flights

Today Hurricane scientists turned their attention to the area of storms in the tropical Atlantic, named Invest 95L.  They have tentatively planned to send the high-altitude jet Gulfstream-IV (G-IV) to St. Croix on Sunday, September 13 to begin sampling Invest 95L on Monday, September 14. Their provisional plan includes collecting measurements that address questions posed … Continue reading AOML Scientists Provide An Outlook for Potential Hurricane Research Flights

AOML Scientists Evaluate the Potential for Research in Tropical Storm Paulette

Each day hurricane scientists meet to discuss the viability of systems and the logistics needed to complete possible research goals.  In today's meeting, on Wednesday September 9, the scientists decided to wait one more day before making a decision to deploy to St. Croix or hold off for future opportunities.  Tropical Atlantic view from GOES-East showing … Continue reading AOML Scientists Evaluate the Potential for Research in Tropical Storm Paulette

AOML reviews science conducted during Hurricane Hunter missions into Laura

Hurricane scientists at AOML provided guidance and data support for National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) tasked reconnaissance into Hurricane Laura, identifying critical information about the system’s location, development, and intensification. Beginning on August 20th, 11 P-3 and 6 G-IV missions were conducted, capturing the complex lifecycle of Laura until its eventual … Continue reading AOML reviews science conducted during Hurricane Hunter missions into Laura

AOML Scientists Support Mission into Tropical Storm Nana from Air and Ground

NOAA’s P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft completed a flight into Tropical Storm Nana in the Caribbean on the morning of September 2.  AOML scientists onboard the aircraft, and from the ground, quality controlled and sent dropsonde and radar data to the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and National Hurricane Center (NHC) in real time.  According to NHC, … Continue reading AOML Scientists Support Mission into Tropical Storm Nana from Air and Ground

NOAA Hurricane hunters capture evolution of Hurricane Laura’s rapid intensification

Visible imagery from the GOES-East satellite of Hurricane Laura AOML hurricane scientists supporting NOAA reconnaissance into Hurricane Laura recognized the onset of rapid intensification when thunderstorms (often referred to as convection) began working its way around the entirety of the storm center.   Screenshot from the multimode radar when the P-3 traversed the eye Now Laura is … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane hunters capture evolution of Hurricane Laura’s rapid intensification

AOML scientists continue to support flights into Hurricane Laura

NOAA's P-3 reconnaissance continued through this past weekend for operations into then Tropical Storm Laura. Flights were tasked by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). Both P-3 aircrafts, named Kermit and Miss Piggy, conducted missions into the system.  AOML scientists support each flight by processing data to ensure the highest … Continue reading AOML scientists continue to support flights into Hurricane Laura