Mission Summary
20110824H1 Aircraft 42RF
TDR Mission Hurricane Irene

Ken Heystek
Aircraft Crew (42RF)
Aircraft CommanderHarris Halverson
Co-pilotMark Nelson
Co-pilotCathy Martin
Flight EngineerJoe Klippel
Flight Engineer
NavigatorRyan Kidder
Flight DirectorA. Barry Damiano
Data TechnicianTerry Lynch
Data TechnicianDana Naeher
Electronics TechnicianDamon San Souci
Electronics TechnicianJim Wamecke
Scientific Crew (42RF)
Lead ScientistEric Uhlhorn (HRD)
Radar ScientistPaul Reasor (HRD)
Dropsonde ScientistKathryn Sellwood (HRD)
ObserverMatt Sitkowski (UWisc)
ObserverChris Rozoff (UWisc)
GuestJeff Butera (Ch.28 ABC News)

Proposed Flight Track

Mission Plan :

NOAA 42RF will fly a TDR mission into Hurricane Irene north of Hispanñola The P-3 will leave Macdill AFB, FL by 0800 UTC and will land at Macdill AFB, FL by 1600 UTC on the 24th.

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
MacDill AFB, FL24/08:14 UTC MacDill AFB, FL24/16:21 UTC

NOAA 42RF flew a TDR mission into Hurricane Irene north of Hispanñola. The P-3 left Macdill AFB, FL at 0814 UTC and will land at Macdill AFB, FL at 1621 UTC on the 24th. Four eye penetrations were recorded, and 28 dropsondes were released with 24 of those being transmitted.

Problems :

Mission Data :


Temperature and Moisture

Wind and Atlitude

Track Detail

Note: Vertical winds are suspect. Use with caution.
1 second data | NetCDF flight level data | serial data | SFMR (NetCDF)

FDir log | LPS log | Radar log | Dropsonde log

Page last updated November 09, 2011
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