HRD observation team monthly meeting – 16 February 2017

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent […]

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2016 Hurricane Season ends

Today marks the last day of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, and it was a busy one for us.  AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) participated in 57 missions into six different tropical cyclones: Colin, Earl, Javier (East Pacific), Hermine, Karl, and Matthew.  From early June to the start of October, HRD personnel either flew on-board […]

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HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Karl Hermine – 30 September 2016

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 7 P-3, 5 G-IV, and 2 Global Hawk missions into Tropical Storm Karl (20-24 September 2016). The agenda for the discussion was: Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/HFP/Karl_debrief.pptx

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One last flight into Karl

The P3 and G-IV are at it again for one last flight into Karl. The G-IV will take off at 1:30PM Eastern (1730 UTC) and the P3 will follow with a 2PM (1800 UTC) take off from St. Croix. Below are the proposed flight tracks. The dots on the flight tracks (shown in green) represent the […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Saturday, 24 Sept. 2016 NOAA43:  Flew a research mission into Karl. They took off around 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Two HRD scientists were on this flight. G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission over and around Karl. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) from St. Croix, US […]

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Another flight into Karl early this morning

We are still tracking Karl. It’s a stretch to fly from St. Croix but we can still gather data inside Karl. NOAA43 will take of at 2AM Eastern (0600 UTC) for an eight hour mission. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. […]

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NOAA flight crews are ready to fly into Karl this afternoon

The G-IV jet and the P3 aircraft are gearing up to fly and collect data in and around Karl. These flights provide us with insight to the evolution of Karl. The various instruments onboard the aircraft measure different atmospheric parameters that together give us a better picture of Karl. The G-IV will take off at 1:30PM […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 23 Sept. 2016 NOAA43:  Flew a research mission into Karl. They took off around 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. G-IV:  Is scheduled to fly a research mission over and around Karl. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) to and from St. […]

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The P3 aircraft is on its way to fly into Karl

NOAA43 took off around 2AM this morning to fly into Karl. The P3 continues to gather weather data in Karl. The data collected is used by the forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. It also goes into the computer weather models to better predict the track and intensity of Karl. The P3 flies missions back to […]

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NOAA’s aircraft continue to gather data in Karl

NOAA’s G-VI jet and P3 will fly today to collect data in, around, and over Karl. The G-IV will take off first at 1:30PM (1730 UTC) followed by NOAA43 taking off at 2:00PM (1800 UTC). The objective for these two missions is to collect data and understand the atmospheric conditions around Karl and how the storm […]

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