Mission Summary
20140915I1 Aircraft 43RF
Model Evaluation flight

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

Scientific Crew (43RF)
LPSEric Uhlhorn (HRD)
RadarSim Aberson (HRD)
SondesJun Zhang (HRD)
AXBTBenjamin Jaimes (RSMAS)
IWRAPZorana Jelenak (NESDIS)
IWRAPSulieman Alweiss (NESDIS)

Mission Plan :

NOAA43 will conduct both an HRD-tasked Model Evaluation mission into Hurricane Edouard. Takeoff is scheduled for 1200 UTC from St. Croix, USVI and recover there at 2100 UTC.

Proposed track

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
St. Croix, USVI11:51 UTC St. Croix, USVI20:44 UTC
Penetrations 5

Final track

4 GPS dropsondes, 15 IR sondes, and 12 AXBTs launched. 2 AXBTs were bad, all other expendables were good and transmitted.

Mission Evaluation:


Mission Data :

NetCDF | serial | Flight Director's log | Flight Director's manifest
Flight Director's log
Dropsonde log

Flight track

Temperature and Moisture

Wind and Atlitude

Flight track detail

Page last updated Feb. 16, 2015
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