HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Florence, EP96 Genesis, and G-IV SAL Mission – 22 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 3 P-3 and 9 G-IV missions into Hurricane Florence, AL06 (8-13 September 2018). The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview 20180908H1 (Jon Zawislak) 20180909H1 (Jon Zawislak) 20180910H1 (Jon Zawislak) NESDIS / Ocean Winds (Joe Sapp NESDIS) HRD researchers also discussed the results … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Florence, EP96 Genesis, and G-IV SAL Mission – 22 October 2018

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 … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12 PM ET

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 … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10 AM ET

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 … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 10, 2018, 12 PM ET

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

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

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

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. … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 2, 2018, 1 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4 PM ET

NOAA42: The final P-3 mission into Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific landed around 11:30 PM HST last night. The airplane is returning to the mainland today. NOAA49: The final G-IV synoptic surveillance mission took off from Honolulu at 7:30 AM HST this morning, and will be returning to the mainland tomorrow.  No further missions … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, August 20, 2018, 2 PM ET

Monday, August 20, 2018:  NOAA42:  The P3 is currently flying an NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)-tasked operational mission into Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific, that took off from Honolulu, Hawai’i at 4 AM HST (10 AM EDT). Three HRD scientists are on board. The flight track for this mission is shown below. The P-3 will fly a … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, August 20, 2018, 2 PM ET