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

Storm__Fabian__________ Dropwindsonde Scientists__Aberson_________________________________________________

Flight ID__030903H_____ Flight Director__Flaherty/Shepard_________________________ Takeoff from __St. Croix___ at 154018 UTC

Mission ID_____________ AVAPS Operators___________________________________________ Recovery at ___St. Croix___ at 001230 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
#
103233527017114922.1762.869572758710EYEWALL SWFull up, 12.0 s launch detect delay6
202294501717121422.1862.849552806410EYEWALL SW4.0 s launch detect delay7
302281513217120722.1862.849562756313EYEWALL SW7.0 s launch detect delay, pbias 2.1 mb8
402261514317115022.1762.869572860631EYEWALL SWpbias -3.7 mb9
502281521217124022.2062.81EYEWALL SWAlternative AVAPS
602294505917122722.1962.82EYEWALL SWAlternative AVAPS
702323501917122022.1962.83EYEWALL SWAlternative AVAPS
803233538317124822.2062.80EYEWALL SWFull up, Alternative AVAPS
903233527717355022.3962.609491404427EYEWALL NEFull up, pbias -2.3 mb11
1002323504917360122.4062.589501404910EYEWALL NEpbias -3.6 mb12
1102323517317361022.4162.579511454012EYEWALL NEWeird 3 Hz data13
1202323510817362322.4162.569511356010EYEWALL NE14
1302281507517363222.4262.55EYEWALL NEAlternative AVAPS
1402291805617364722.4362.53EYEWALL NEAlternative AVAPS
1502323510717365922.4362.52EYEWALL NEAlternative AVAPS
1603233527617370722.4462.51EYEWALL NEFull up, Alternative AVAPS
1702281520918215623.3462.061002100471016

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
#
1802281509318241023.4362.2410020904910-2.8 mb pbias18
1902281506118260823.5162.401002070561010.0 s launch detect delay19
2002261514418471822.7262.719650559028EYEWALL N EYEWALL N EYEWALL N7.0 s launch detect delay20
2102294518418475222.6962.739590409610EYEWALL N21
2202281509418481522.6662.7494705122*EYEWALL N-4.8 mb pbias23
2302323519218522822.3662.859562708120EYEWALL SW-2.2 mb pbias24
2402323505319133322.2863.4399432571293.5 s launch detect delay25
2502281505219164122.4063.493.5 s launch detect delay, fast fall
2602281521119203222.5562.569953256810-2.9 mb pbias27
2703233536319435622.6962.919543561927EYEWALL WFull up28
2803214606919441922.7062.939593510733EYEWALL W-3.0 mb pbias29
2903233511019443422.7162.9496136093112EYEWALL W-2.6 mb pbias31
3002323511820055322.7062.939513510183EYEWALL W34
3103233531920061822.7062.90EYEWALL WFastg fall
3203233544620112422.8362.659520810243EYEWALL NFull up, -2.9 mb pbias35
3303214607220115222.8762.6494809123195EYEWALL N6.0 se launch detect delay36
3403214607420321623.9662.651004065451038

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
#
3503214607420334223.9662.79100507551109.5 s launch detect delay39
3603233510920362423.9563.051004050481056.0 s launch detect delay40
3702323522921052623.0462.829640609124EYEWALL N43
3802294527421060023.0162.829650509427EYEWALL N10.5 s launch detect delay44
3903233527221062122.9962.8296005146*EYEWALL NFull up, -2.2 mb pbias46
4002323522221180422.8263.019523314228EYEWALL NW2.5 s launch detect delay, -2.0mb pbias47
4102294527621183722.8363.0495734094132EYEWALL NW5.0 s launch detect delay, 2.4 mb pbias49
4203081523521191022.8463.079623508422EYEWALL NW-3.1 mb pbias50
4302323524221422023.2264.0010010205810-3.9 mb pbias51
4402223508521452723.2664.19100203578105.0 s launch detect delay53
4502323522321504423.2964.2310020407810-3.4 mb pbias54
4603233511322085522.8563.079613209356EYEWALL W-2.5 mb pbias55
4703233536722093222.8563.039503258149EYEWALL WFull up, -3.7 mb pbias57
4803214603922095122.8563.009453106510EYEWALL W59
4903233506822152023.0162.719520813562EYEWALL N56
50032335111EYEWALL NNo launch detect, fast fall
51032146068EYEWALL NNo launch detect, fast fall
5203233531322450622.9362.83939EYE-4.0 mb pbias60
* editsonde would not provide height of wind closest to the surface