Mission Summary
20140911I1 Aircraft 43RF
Ocean Winds/Ocean Survey flight

Aircraft Crew (43RF)
Aircraft CommanderMark Sweeney
Co-pilotChris Kerns
Co-pilotPat Didier
NavigatorTim Gallagher
Flight EngineerJoe Heystek
Flight EngineerChris Lalonde
Flight DirectorIan Sears
Flight DirectorMike Holmes
System EngineerDana Naeher
Data TechnicianTerry Lynch
AVAPSDamon San Souci

Scientific Crew (43RF)
LPSPaul Chang (NESDIS)
RadarEric Uhlhorn (HRD)
IWRAPSulieman Alweiss (NESDIS)

Mission Plan :

NOAA43 will conduct both an HRD-tasked Ocean Survey and a NESDIS-tasked Ocean Winds mission. It will collect IWRAP data in precipitation coincident with polar satellite overpasses, and launch AXBTs near the glider grid to the north of Puerto Rico and perform a calm ocean HI-SFMR module. Takeoff is scheduled for 1500 UTC from St. Croix, USVI and recover there at 2100 UTC.

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
St. Croix, USVI15:29 UTC St. Croix, USVI20:59 UTC

Final track

17 AXBTs launched and sent, 2 dropsondes launched but not transmitted.

Mission Evaluation:


Mission Data :

NetCDF file | 1 second data | serial | Flight Director's manifest

Flight track

Temperature and Moisture

Wind and Atlitude

Page last updated Feb. 17, 2015
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