A Record-Breaking Season
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had the most named storms on record and offered many opportunities for NOAA aircraft to collect a wide range of data in and around tropical cyclones. NOAA flew 678 hours from June 6th through November 11th for a total of 86 missions. In total, 13¹ of the season’s 29 storms were sampled by either the P-3 or the G-IV. 12² of those 13 storms made landfall in the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Bermuda and 8³ went through at least one period of rapid intensification. Scientists at AOML played a critical role in the collection and quality control of data, mission planning, and scientific advancements made throughout the year. This page offers access to the data collected throughout the 2020 hurricane season.
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NOAA Flight Hours
We fly into hurricanes to help others gather data for both research and operational purposes.