Project: Snow Water Equivalent & Soil Moisture Surveys
This aircraft supports the National Weather Service's National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC). NOHRSC has developed, and currently maintains, an operational Airborne Snow Survey Program to make airborne Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) and soil moisture measurements. Airborne SWE measurements are used by NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) and NWS River Forecast Centers (RFC) when issuing river and flood forecasts, water supply forecasts, and spring flood outlooks.
Note: This information is provided for general information about current NOAA ship and aircraft projects. Project start and end dates are based on the FY17 Fleet Allocation Plan and are subject to change. They do not necessarily reflect actual ship and aircraft schedules.