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The basic objective of NOAA's hurricane research field program is the collection of descriptive data that are required to support analytical and theoretical hurricane studies. These studies are designed to improve the understanding of the structure and behavior of hurricanes. The ultimate purpose is to develop improved methods of hurricane prediction.

Seven major experiments have been planned for the 1997 Hurricane Field Program by the Hurricane Research Division (HRD) of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory of NOAA. These experiments will be conducted with the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC)WP-3D aircraft.


NOTE: We have integrated our figures (in reduced form) into the text of each experiment. In some cases, the quality of the reduced figure has been significantly degraded. The original, full-size figure can be accessed by clicking on the shown, reduced figure. Enjoy!

Our 1997 Hurricane Field Program Plan as a PDF file
Our 1998 Hurricane Field Program Plan as a PDF file
Our 1999 Hurricane Field Program Plan as a PDF file
Our 2000 Hurricane Field Program Plan as a PDF file

  • Cyclogenesis Experiment
  • Clouds and Climate Experiment
  • Synoptic Flow Experiment
  • Vortex Motion and Evolution (VME) Experiment
  • Extended Cyclone Dynamics (XCDX) Experiment
  • Hurricane Landfall Experiment
  • Subcloud Layer Inflow Dynamics Experiment
  • P-3 photo Previous Years' Hurricane Field Program Results P-3 photo

    HFP logo 1993 Hurricane Field Program HFP logo 1994 Hurricane Field Program
    HFP logo 1995 Hurricane Field Program HFP logo 1996 Hurricane Field Program
    HFP logo 1997 Hurricane Field Program


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