Mission Summary
20170905N1 Aircraft 49RF
Hurricane Irma (AL11)
Synoptic Surveillance

Aircraft Crew (49RF)
Aircraft CommanderTwining
Co-pilotFitzler
Co-pilotSims
Flight DirectorRich Henning
Flight DirectorJess Williams
System EngineerJoe Greene
Data TechnicianGabe Defeo
Dropsonde OperatorDelgado
Dropsonde OperatorPatel


Original Proposed NOAA 49 track

Actual Synoptic Surveillance NOAA 49 track

Mission Plan :

NOAA 49RF (N49) will fly a synoptic surveillance mission from Barbados into Hurricane Irma.

HURRICANE SYNOPTIC SURVEILLANCE MISSION PLAN: IRMA
Prepared by the National Hurricane Center
September 04, 2017 4:16:34 PM
Aircraft: N49RF
Proposed takeoff: 05/1730Z
DROP LOCATION TABLE
# LAT LON Time
deg min deg min hr:min
1 14 23 -58 56 0:12
2 14 57 -57 44 0:22
3 16 00 -56 54 0:33
4 17 18 -56 36 0:44
5 18 36 -56 54 0:55
6 19 39 -57 44 1:06
7 20 13 -58 56 1:17
8 20 13 -60 16 1:27
9 19 39 -61 28 1:38
10 22 00 -62 30 1:59
11 24 00 -62 30 2:15
12 26 00 -62 30 2:31
13 28 00 -62 30 2:48
14 30 00 -62 30 3:04
15 29 00 -65 00 3:25
16 30 00 -67 30 3:46
17 28 00 -67 30 4:02
18 26 00 -67 30 4:18
19 24 00 -67 30 4:35
20 22 00 -67 30 4:51
21 20 00 -67 30 5:07
22 17 30 -68 00 5:28
23 15 59 -66 59 5:43
24 15 43 -65 36 5:54
25 15 28 -64 14 6:06
26 15 13 -62 51 6:17
27 14 57 -61 28 6:28

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
Barbados, BWI 17:22 UTC Barbados, BWI 00:47 UTC

28 dropsondes launched, all good and sent.

Problems :


Mission Data :

Flight Director's manifest | NetCDF data


Page last updated Nov. 21, 2017
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