Mission Summary
20190928N1 Aircraft 49RF
Satellite Validation/Diurnal Cycle

Aircraft Crew (49RF)
Aircraft CommanderKristie Twining
Co-pilotRebecca Waddington
Co-pilot Norman
Flight DirectorRich Henning
Flight DirectorJames Carpenter
System EngineerJames Warnecke
Data TechnicianDelgado
AVAPSLeonard Miller
AVAPSAkshar Patel

Science crew (49RF)
DropsondeJason DunionHRD


Figure 1. Flight plan for 20190928N1 mission for Lorenzo

Figure 2. Actual flight track for 20190928N1 mission for Lorenzo

Mission Plan :

NOAA49 will fly a NESDIS Satellite Validation and Diurnal Cycle mission around Hurricane Lorenzo.

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
Barbados, BWI 11:55 UTC Barbados, BWI 19:39 UTC
Expendables 34 GPS sondes
1 bad

NOAA49 flew a successful NESDIS-tasked Satellite Validation and Diurnal Cycle mission around Hurricane Lorenzo coordinated with a 1613Z overpass with the NOAA-20 satellite.

MISSION PLAN: LORENZO
Prepared by the Hurricane Research Division
September 19, 2019 5:44:54 PM
Aircraft: N49RF
Proposed takeoff: 28/1200Z
DROP LOCATION TABLE
# LAT LON RAD AZM Time
deg min deg min n mi deg hr:min
1 17 3053 00 1:05
2I18 2051 47 1:17
3I19 0950 35 1:29
4S19 5949 22 330/2401:40
5I20 5548 25 1:52
6I21 5147 27 2:02
7S22 4846 30 120/2702:13
8I23 3147 17 2:22
9I24 1448 04 2:30
10I24 5648 51 2:39
11S25 3949 38 330/3002:47
12I25 2548 36 2:56
13I25 1147 34 3:04
14I24 5646 32 3:11
15S24 4245 30 120/3303:19
16I25 4945 09 3:30
17I26 5544 47 3:39
18S28 0244 26 300/3603:49
19I26 5844 05 3:59
20I25 5543 44 4:08
21S24 5143 22 120/0304:17
22S24 0942 35 120/0604:26
23S23 1042 19 120/0904:35
24S22 1242 38 120/1204:44
25S21 2943 26 120/1504:54
26I20 0843 59 5:07
27S18 4744 32 270/1805:18
28I19 4444 54 5:28
29I20 4045 16 5:36
30S21 3745 38 120/2105:44
31I20 5746 25 5:53
32I20 1747 13 6:01
33S19 3648 00 300/2206:09

Mission Evaluation / Problems :


Mission Data :

Flight Director's log | Flight Director's manifest | NetCDF data | Drop log


Page last updated September 26, 2019
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