Mission Summary
20181012H1 Aircraft 42RF
Hurricane Michael (AL14)
Ocean Survey

Aircraft Crew (42RF)
Aircraft CommanderRobert Mitchell
Co-pilotJohn Rossi
NavigatorPete Freeman
Flight EngineerChris Lalonde
Flight EngineerMike Sanchez
Flight DirectorMike Holmes
System EngineerTodd Richards
System EngineerPaul Flaherty
Radar TechnicianMike Mascaro
Dropsonde OperatorMike McAlister

Scientific Crew (42RF)
AXBTJosh WadlerUMiami
AXBTBenjamin Jaimes de la CruzUMiami


Proposed NOAA 42 track

Mission Plan :

NOAA 42RF (N42) will fly an RSMAS-tasked Ocean Survey of the Gulf of Mexico wake of Hurricane Michael. This flight will complete the pattern of drops not finished due to yesterday's aborted flight.

HURRICANE SYNOPTIC SURVEILLANCE MISSION PLAN: Michael
Prepared by the Hurricane Research Division
October 10, 2018 1:28:18 PM
Aircraft: N42RF
Proposed takeoff: 12/1300Z
DROP LOCATION TABLE
# LAT LON Time
deg min deg min hr:min
1 24 0084 00 0:50
2 24 0084 20 0:56
3 24 0084 40 1:01
4 24 0085 00 1:07
5 24 0085 20 1:13
6 24 0085 40 1:19
7 24 0086 00 1:25
8 24 0086 20 1:31
9 24 0086 40 1:36
10 24 0087 00 1:42
11 25 0087 00 1:59
12 25 0086 40 2:05
13 25 0086 20 2:11
14 25 0086 00 2:16
15 25 0085 40 2:22
16 25 0085 20 2:28
17 25 0085 00 2:34
18 25 0084 40 2:40
19 25 0084 20 2:46
20 25 0084 00 2:51
21 26 0084 00 3:08
22 26 0084 20 3:14
23 26 0084 40 3:20
24 26 0085 00 3:25
25 26 0085 20 3:31
26 26 0085 40 3:37
27 26 0086 00 3:43
28 26 0086 20 3:48
29 26 0086 40 3:54
30 26 0087 00 4:00
31 27 0087 00 4:17
32 27 0086 40 4:23
33 27 0086 20 4:28
34 27 0086 00 4:34
35 27 0085 40 4:40
36 27 0085 20 4:45
37 27 0085 00 4:51
38 27 0084 40 4:57
39 27 0084 20 5:03
40 27 0084 00 5:08

Mission Summary :

Take off Landing
Linder-Lakeland, FL 12:57 UTC Linder-Lakeland, FL 16:08 UTC

Problems :


Mission Data :


Flight track

Temperature and Moisture

Wind and Atlitude

Flight Director's manifest | NetCDF data
One second data


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