Mission Summary
20170909H1 Aircraft 42RF
Hurricane Irma (AL11)
TDR

Aircraft Crew (42RF)
Aircraft CommanderScott Price
Co-pilotRuckman
Co-pilotMitchell
Flight EngineerPaul Darby
Flight EngineerTodd Tuffnel
NavigatorUrato
NavigatorSloan
Flight DirectorBelson
Flight DirectorJack Parrish
System EngineerWarnecke
Data TechnicianMike Mascaro
Dropsonde OperatorMcAlister

Scientific Crew (42RF)
GuestJason CalabrettaNBC News
GuestDavid Barnes

Mission Plan :

NOAA 42RF (N42) will perform an NHC-tasked Reconnaissance mission into Hurricane Irma.

Figure 1. Proposed flight track for 20170909H1

TDR MISSION PLAN: Irma
Prepared by the Hurricane Research Division
August 07, 2017
Aircraft: N42RF
Proposed takeoff: 09/1700Z
DROP LOCATION TABLE
# LAT LON RAD/AZM Time
deg min deg min n mi/deg hr:min
1S22 4879 28 70/2701:04
2S22 4876 35 90/0901:45
3S24 1878 12 90/0002:17
4S22 3878 12 10/1802:43
5S21 4477 04 90/1353:05
6S23 5279 21 90/3153:50
7S22 4178 20 10/2254:14
8S23 5277 03 90/0454:40

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
Linder-Lakeland, FL 17:11 UTC Linder-Lakeland, FL 00:26 UTC
Penetrations 4

6 dropsondes released, all good and sent.

Mission Evaluation:

Problems :


Mission Data :

NetCDF SFMR data

Timeseries wind, rain rate, and pressure plots

Flight level wind plots full flight

Flight level wind plots in storm

SFMR wind plots full flight

SFMR wind plots in storm

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Page last updated Sept. 18, 2017
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