NEWS AN D Holes NOAA Hurricane Research Aircraft Flies into The scatterometer science team included Paul New England Nor'easter Chang from NOAA' s National Environmental Satel- A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- lite, Data, and Information Service (project director), tion (NOAA) "hurricane hunter" aircraft that was Jim Carswell from the University of Massachusetts, and Mel Shapiro from NOAA's Environmental Tech- winding up a research project in Newfoundland flew nologies Laboratory. Stan Czyzyk was project man- directly into the massive snow storm that hit New En- ager for the Aircraft Operations Center; Barry gland at the end of February, to study its structure and Damiano was flight meteorologist for the New En- extreme winds, NOAA said. gland flight. During the flight, several significant meteorologi- cal observations were taken by GPS dropwindsondes, The WP-3D is part of NOAA's fleet of research air- which were deployed from the aircraft. These devices craft operated and managed by the Aircraft Operations continuously radio back measurements of pressure, Center (AOC) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. humidity, temperature, and wind direction and speed AOC is part of the Office of NOAA Corps Operations, as they fall toward the earth, providing a detailed look composed
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1999
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