The NOAA Hurricane Hunters: A Historical and Mission Perspective

The Florida Geographer

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Title The NOAA Hurricane Hunters: A Historical and Mission Perspective
Creator Collins, Jennifer; Florida Atlantic University
Flaherty, Paul; NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

Description The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunters protect lives and property by using increasingly-sophisticated instrumentation to collect atmospheric data in and around the hurricane environment. This article describes why the NOAA Hurricane Hunters fly into severe weather, along with their day-to-day responsibilities when not flying into storms. In addition, this article highlights NOAA's entire fleet of aircraft, focusing on the two main platforms used by the Hurricane Hunter crews. With an emphasis on instrumentation and primary missions, ways in which the collected data is used by researchers and forecasters is discussed.   
Publisher The Florida Geographer
Date 2015-03-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source The Florida Geographer; Vol 45 (2014): The Florida Geographer
Language eng

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