N42/3RF HRD GPS Dropwindsonde Scientist Log (Revised 5/2002)

Storm__Fabian__________ Dropwindsonde Scientists__Aberson_________________________________________________

Flight ID__030902H_____ Flight Director__Shepard/Flaherty_________________________ Takeoff from __St. Croix___ at 145513 UTC

Mission ID__NOAA2 WX10A AVAPS Operators__Peek/Delgado_____________________________ Recovery at ___St. Croix___ at 000630 UTC

Drop
#
Sonde
ID #
Time
(UTC)
Lat
(°N)
Lon
(°W)
Surface
Pressure
(mb)
Wind closest to surface
dir/spd hgt (kt) (m)
BT
SST
(°C)
Eye, Eyewall, Rainband (direction)CommentsOb
#
102353522317212320.3160.28EYEWALL SELaunch detect delayed 1.5 min, no data
202355525317215620.3460.329791458260EYEWALL SE3
303214606617223020.3860.369731409513EYEWALL SE89 s launch deted delay4
402361800717225920.4160.3996612618103EYEWALL SECalled, not timed. Spotty winds. Editsonde tried to flag all winds bad.5
503231801919332920.7661.099520311745527.5EYEWALL NW-2.9 mb pbias7
602353523719334620.7761.119533462945EYEWALL NW8
702355524919343820.8161.15EYEWALL NW19s launch det. delay, no data > 785 mb6
802353539419344720.8161.169683409632EYEWALL NW9
902361800320003520.5161.089562808413EYEWALL W81 s launch detect delay11
1002355525119594120.4961.159622810424EYEWALL W9 s launch detect delay, pbias 2.1 mb12
1102355525619594620.4961.149602707955EYEWALL W13
1203233511420001420.5061.109552706332EYEWALL Wpbias -3.7 mb14
1303233534820151620.6860.789591262067EYEWALL E EYEWALL E8.5 s launch detect delay15
1402361800420154020.6960.759641209539EYEWALL Epbias -3.1 mb17
1502355525220155320.7060.739661309665EYEWALL Epbias -3.7 mb18
1602353539220161020.7060.719631209310EYEWALL E19
1702355525420384420.5159.9910021505410pbias -2.7 mb20

Drop
#
Sonde
ID #
Time
(UTC)
Lat
(°N)
Lon
(°W)
Surface
Pressure
(mb)
Wind closest to surface
dir/spd hgt (kt) (m)
BT
SST
(°C)
Eye, Eyewall, Rainband (direction)CommentsOb
#
1802353539320404820.4259.971003155621221
1902353541820441020.2859.951004165411022
2002353541620463820.1759.93100416543109 s launch detect delay, pbias 2.6 mb23
2102353542621074620.7460.639801260110EYEWALL E25
2203233532021080320.7460.659771459034EYEWALL Epbias -5.0 mb26
2302281513421082120.7460.679761310557EYEWALL E3.5 s launch detect delay27
2402355524821085120.7460.7114115624EYEWALL E3.5 s launch det. del., no data > 920mb28
2502353542421174120.5660.9795719109111EYEWALL SE3.0 s launch detect delay29
2602291800521181020.5460.949591861110EYEWALL SEpbias -3.2 mb30
2702294506121182520.5260.9396520123119EYEWALL SEpbias -3.5 mb33
2803233535321184020.5160.9296620120196EYEWALL SEpbias -4.2 mb34
2902294506321411720.5060.00100315540104.0 s launch detect delay, pbias -2.2mb35
3002294506821425520.5459.8810051554510Pbias -4.5 pb36
3102294506621462720.6259.8010051454710pbias -4.9 mb38
3202291800922120720.9960.849771059710EYEWALL NEpbias -3.5 mb39
3302291801122124320.9760.8797410133107EYEWALL NE3.5 s launch detect delay40
3402291800722134020.9460.9196810615*EYEWALL NEpbias -3.2 mb41

Drop
#
Sonde
ID #
Time
(UTC)
Lat
(°N)
Lon
(°W)
Surface
Pressure
(mb)
Wind closest to surface
dir/spd hgt (kt) (m)
BT
SST
(°C)
Eye, Eyewall, Rainband (direction)CommentsOb
#
3502294505822261320.9460.9995911138257EYEWALL 43
3602281514922265220.9960.9796410120*EYEWALL 4.0 s launch detect delay44
3702281513622280621.0760.939740962651EYEWALL pbias -3.3 mb45
3802291800222460421.2461.079820658010EYEWALL pbias -3.2 mb46
3902291800822473521.1661.1397406612*EYEWALL 5.5 s launch detect delay47
4002294506522484521.0961.179640610565EYEWALL 48
4102294506022491621.0661.1995805125*EYEWALL pbias -3.4 mb50
4202294505523001620.4561.679893157017RAINBAND4.5 s launch detect delay, pbias -2.3 mb51
* Editsonde would not provide height of the wind closest to the surface.