Mission Summary
20140916I1 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)
LPSPaul Chang (NESDIS)
RadarSim Aberson (HRD)
SondesJun Zhang (HRD)
IWRAPZorana Jelenak (NESDIS)
IWRAPSulieman Alweiss (NESDIS)
ObserverJohna Rudzin (RSMAS)

Mission Plan :

NOAA43 will conduct both an NESDIS-tasked Ocean Winds mission into Hurricane Edouard. Takeoff is scheduled for 1500 UTC from St. Croix, USVI and recover there at 0100 UTC the next day.

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
St. Croix, USVI15:34 UTC St. Croix, USVI01:19 UTC
Penetrations 8

Final track

3 AXBTs and 13 dropsondes launched, 2 bad AXBTs but all other expendables were good and transmitted.

Mission Evaluation:


Mission Data :

NetCDF | 1 second data | serial | Flight Director's log | Flight Director's manifest
Dropsonde log | Radar log

Flight track

Temperature and Moisture

Wind and Atlitude

Flight track detail

Page last updated Feb. 17, 2015
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