Mission Summary
20190929N1 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
GuestRick Smithunk


Figure 1. Flight plan for 20190929N1 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 11:41 UTC Barbados, BWI 19:23 UTC
Expendables 34 GPS sondes
4 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: 29/1200Z
DROP LOCATION TABLE
# LAT LON RAD AZM Time
deg min deg min n mi deg hr:min
1 15 0054 00 0:48
2 18 0048 00 1:42
3I19 1747 37 1:54
4I20 3447 15 2:05
5S21 5146 52 270/2102:16
6I22 5145 22 2:31
7S23 5243 51 120/1652:45
8I23 5142 14 2:58
9S23 5140 37 240/1203:10
10I24 4241 09 3:19
11I25 3441 41 3:27
12S26 2542 13 120/0753:35
13I27 2542 11 3:44
14I28 2542 08 3:52
15S29 2642 06 240/0304:01
16I28 5643 02 4:09
17I28 2643 58 4:17
18S27 5644 54 120/3454:25
19I27 5946 00 4:34
20I28 0247 06 4:42
21S28 0448 13 240/3004:50
22I27 1547 37 4:59
23I26 2547 01 5:07
24S25 3546 25 120/2555:15
25I24 2946 31 5:25
26I23 2346 37 5:34
27S22 1746 42 270/2105:43

Mission Evaluation / Problems :


Mission Data :

Flight Director's manifest | NetCDF data | Drop log


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