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, 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

35th Anniversary of first Synoptic Flow mission

On September 14, 1982, NOAA42 flew the first Synoptic Flow Experiment around Hurricane Debby.  The idea behind the experiment was to fly a large-scale pattern around a hurricane while releasing dropwindsondes at regular intervals.  This would create a three-dimensional map of the winds steering the storm.  The data would be entered into hurricane track forecast …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 3 PM ET

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 4, Oct. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled at this time. G-IV: No flights are scheduled at this time. Thursday, 5, Oct. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to perform a pre-storm ocean survey mission in the Gulf of Mexico. Take off is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET (1400 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional …