craigm
(Storm Tracker)
Mon Oct 08 2018 06:11 PM
Re: Michael Lounge

Quote:

Looks like Recon has been tasked with flying a grid through the gulf? Assuming this is to collect better data of the conditions in front of the storm for future model runs?

Live Recon Track

EDIT: actually looks like both NOAA9 and NOAA2 are in the air




This is typical with most storms where the Gulfstream data NOAA9 Is flying at flt lvl 45,000 FT gathering dropsonde data through all layers of the atmosphere from 250 mb down to the surface while the Hercules and Orion’s gather data from the 750 mb layer and below, around 8,500 ft. They also determine pinpoint center fixes when an eye is not apparent.
Danielw, a regular on here is the expert on Hurricane hunters here and I am sure can improve on my explanation!



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