Mission Summary
20170926H2 Aircraft 42RF
Hurricane Maria
DWL/COYOTE

Aircraft Crew (42RF)
Aircraft CommanderScott Price
Co-pilotKahn
Co-pilotRossi
Flight EngineerKen Heystek
Flight EngineerMike Sanchez
NavigatorFreeman
Flight DirectorJess Williams
Flight DirectorRich Henning
System EngineerPaul
Data TechnicianMarc Mascaro
Dropsonde OperatorMcAllister

Scientific Crew (42RF)
GuestMatthew Badolatounk
GuestTimothy Millerunk

Scientific Crew (ground)
Radar ScientistJohn Gamache HRD

Mission Plan :

NOAA 42RF (N42) will perform an HRD-tasked Doppler Winds LIDAR and COYOTE mission into Hurricane Maria.


Proposed flight track for 20170926H2

Final flight track for 20170926H2

TDR MISSION PLAN: Maria
Prepared by the Hurricane Research Division
September 25, 2017
Aircraft: N42RF
Proposed takeoff: 26/1700Z
DROP LOCATION TABLE
# LAT LON RAD/AZM Time
deg min deg min n mi/deg hr:min
1S31 4573 18 105/1801:34
2S35 1573 18 105/0002:27
3S34 2375 08 105/3002:54
4S32 3871 30 105/1203:47
5S34 2371 28 105/0604:14
6S32 3875 06 105/2405:07

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
Linder-Lakeland, FL 16:58 UTC Linder-Lakeland, FL 00:17 UTC
Penetration 2

Expendables:6 dropsondes, all good.

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

Flight Director's log | Drop log | Flight Director's manifest NetCDF data | serial data


Page last updated Nov. 8, 2017
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