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

Storm__Fabian__________ Dropwindsonde Scientists__Dodge, Aberson___________________________________________

Flight ID__030904H_____ Flight Director__Flaherty, Shepard________________________ Takeoff from __St. Croix___ at 171303 UTC

Mission ID__NOAA2 WX10A AVAPS Operators__Peek, Rodgers____________________________ Recovery at ___St. Croix___ at 011520 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
#
103233535919443325.8164.369632506520EYEWALL SWFull up8
202353500919445525.8364.359622507210EYEWALL SW10.5 s launch detect delay9
302353500319445625.8364.359612457210EYEWALL SW-2.3 mb pbias10
402355522019451225.8564.359592407310EYEWALL SW6.5 s launch detect delay, 2.7 mb pbias12
503133508819451625.8564.349582456417EYEWALL SWFull up, alternative AVAPS41
601137819519452725.8764.37EYEWALL SWNo data, alternative AVAPS
702353501019454125.8864.33EYEWALL SWNo winds, alternative AVAPS
802323518519455325.8964.3295322598913EYEWALL SWLow-level winds flagged, alt. AVAPS43
903233527420214026.3464.099520909942EYEWALL NEFull up, -3.5 mb pbias, corrected 0814
1002353500220220326.3764.0795411119144EYEWALL NE-4.4 mb pbias16
1101137820920224626.4364.05EYEWALL NENo winds
1201137821020224926.4364.059561009910EYEWALL NE20.0 s launch detect delay18
13032335365EYEWALL NEFull up, no launch detect
1401137811520593028.1263.591007095481021
1501137819721024928.1263.431007100461022
1601137820621051228.1263.3010081055326824
1701137823521332626.8164.149620861384EYEWALL N25

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
#
1801137802821340626.7864.169590507917EYEWALL N156 kt at 84 m28
1901137821121360526.6964.23EYEWALL NNo winds
2002231806921452426.6464.529473404910EYEWALL W29
2102341808321462526.6664.579573407710EYEWALL W30
2201137824021472626.6964.64EYEWALL WNo winds
2303233536922144026.6764.7096533569*26EYEWALL WFull up32
24011378231221456EYEWALL WFast fall
250113782362215159593359010EYEWALL W23
2601134507022152295832600111EYEWALL W24
2702353509322160726.6564.589522954710EYEWALL WAlternative AVAPS44
2801134507322162226.6464.569512954210EYEWALL WAlternative AVAPS46
29EYEWALL WFull up?, Alternative AVAPS
30EYEWALL WFull up?, Alternative AVAPS
3103233527522362226.7064.239531658725EYEWALL EFull up, Alternative AVAPS36
3201134506822363895316098*EYEWALL ENo PTH, Alternative AVAPS37
330233180592236489571660019EYEWALL EAlternative AVAPS39
3402341807322370426.6964.189581610539EYEWALL EAlternative AVAPS40

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
#
3502341807722353226.7264.29114EYEWALL E47
3601137802922354726.7164.2746EYEWALL EOK, not transmitted
3701137823822361426.7064.249511707210EYEWALL E49
3803233538422360726.7164.25EYEWALL EFull up, Ran out of time to work up