Monthly Archives: February 2016

Four Aircraft Tracks Flying the NOAA El Nino Rapid Response (ENRR) 21-22 Feb

Four aircraft tracks flying the NOAA El Nino Rapid Response (ENRR) with NOAA SHOUT missions simultaneously over a vast area of the Eastern Pacific Ocean 21-22 February for the second time this week. In an example of exceptional interagency cooperation, … Continue reading

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Global Hawk UAS Takes Off at 0717 PT 21 Feb for SHOUT ENRR Science Flight #3

Dropsonde 17 is launched from the Global Hawk over the Eastern Pacific. Photo from the Nose Camera.

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NOAA SHOUT Team Briefs the NASA’s AERO Institute

​SHOUT’s Principle Investigator, Dr. Gary Wick, PhD., briefed the NASA AERO Institute on February 18th. The AERO Institute is a consortium of Federal, state and local governments, industry, and academia partners with the common goal to enhance the current Science, … Continue reading

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Four Aircraft Tracks Flying the NOAA El Nino Rapid Response (ENRR) 15-16 Feb

​ Four aircraft tracks flying the NOAA El Nino Rapid Response (ENRR) with NOAA SHOUT missions simultaneously over a vast area of the Eastern Pacific Ocean 15-16 February for the first time. In an example of exceptional interagency cooperation, four … Continue reading

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Global Hawk Completes SHOUT ENRR Science Flight #2 on February 16th

Global Hawk IR-Cam image as the aircraft approaches the West Coast in the pre-dawn hours of February 16th at 63,000′ (D.Fratello). The SHOUT ENRR Team completed a 24.5 hour event in support of the NOAA El Nino Rapid Response effort.

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NCAR’s Terry Hock Gives Thumbs Up During SHOUT ENRR Science Flight #2

Terry Hock, Lead Engineer for AVAPS: Gives thumbs up during Feb 15-16 Global Hawk flight (22 sondes were launched). (Pic: John "JC" Coffey) AVAPS — Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System developed by NCAR, deploys dozens of dropsondes at altitudes up … Continue reading

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Global Hawk Preflighted for SHOUT ENRR Science Flight #2 February 15th

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SHOUT El Nino Rapid Response’s Global Hawk Flight Track for First Event

Integrated Water Vapor Transport (IVT) Forecast at 00Z Saturday (Feb 13): Appears that the southern end of the Global Hawk flight track (blue) catches the bottom of the moistest part of the Atmospheric River.

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SHOUT El Nino Rapid Response Begins with 0855 PT Global Hawk Takeoff on February 12th

​​NASA’s Frank Cutler (Global Hawk Program Manager), Dave Fratello (Global Hawk Payload Manager), Mark Buschbacher (Global Hawk Chief Engineer) and NOAA’s Gary Wick (SHOUT’s Principle Investigator) in the Global Hawk Operations Center for the 0855 PT February 12th launch from … Continue reading

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CAPT Phil Hall, NOAA, and Tom Miller, NASA, at Global Hawk T-0 Briefing February 12th.

​CAPT Phil Hall, NOAA, and Tom Miller, NASA, were the initial Global Hawk pilots for the 0855 PT February 12th launch which began the SHOUT El Nino Rapid Response Campaign.

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