(Weather Guru)
Sat Sep 06 2008 01:44 PM
Re: New Orleans again?!

Yes, ther are two missions in Ike and they penetrated the eye nearly at the same time. And the one mission from West to SE flew some a circle in the eye and found 953 hpa. It also found 127 kt flight level wind in the SE eyewall and this is believable, because you can see they extremely violent processes in the SE-E part of the eye in the visible loop on Tropical RAMSDIS. The other flight from NE to SW missed this feature. So very interesting dynamics in the storm right now!
edit: Sorry, confused the directions and missions totally. Mission 4 flew SE-NW through the eye and found the high values in the NW, obviously in the open part of the eye. Is there an explanation for this?

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