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NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N42RF taking off from Tampa, Florida
January 18, 2017
Type: Media: Article

The aircraft will survey winter storms over the North Atlantic to calibrate and validate weather satellite data, improve weather forecasts.

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N42RF taking off from Tampa, Florida
January 18, 2017
Type: Media: Image

The newly upgraded and repainted NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N42RF, also known as "Kermit," taking off from Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 18, 2017.

October 31, 2016
Type: Media: Document

The NOAA Fleet Plan: Building NOAA's 21st Century Fleet assesses the agency's current and future at-sea observational infrastructure needs to carry out its mission.

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion with New Livery - October 2016
October 18, 2016
Type: Media: Article

A tried-and-true NOAA Lockheed WP-3D "hurricane hunter" has received upgrades that make it even more robust and capable.

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion with New Livery - October 2016
October 18, 2016
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N42RF, also known as "Kermit," in its new paint scheme following a major 19-month overhaul.

NOAA68 Surveys the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
October 11, 2016
Type: Media: Article

As Hurricane Matthew moved along Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, NOAA aviation and marine assets worked around-the-clock to support storm forecasts and response efforts.

NOAA68 Surveys the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
October 11, 2016
Type: Media: Image

 Andrew Halbach is pictured in the back of the cabin of NOAA68 (Beechcraft King Air 350CER) as the aircraft collects high resolution imagery in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in support of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

Hurricane Matthew as Seen from NOAA WP-3D Orion
October 5, 2016
Type: Media: Image

Hurricane Matthew as seen from NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N43RF on Oct. 5, 2016.

NOAA G-IV Aircraft Studying Hurricane Matthew
October 5, 2016
Type: Media: Article

The NOAA Hurricane Hunters and NASA Global Hawk are flying hurricane survey missions today to gather vital data on Hurricane Matthew.

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