NOAA "hurricane hunter" aircraft is helping NOAA calibrate and validate data collected by weather satellite sensors.
October 5, 2016 to October 18, 2016
NOAA Ship Nancy Foster is supporting a mission to validate data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), one of the key instruments onboard the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP...
December 2, 2015 to December 13, 2015
This is a NOAA National Calibration Center project.
January 12, 2016 to February 12, 2016
This is a NOAA Satellite and Information Service project to validate satellite measurements of ocean surface wind speeds using specialized equipment on board the aircraft.
A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft is battling North Atlantic winds to help improve satellite data.
Diving Unit Supervisor: LT Eric T. Johnson CDR (401-439-7848)
Location: College Park, MD
Radio from aircraft: “John, how far north are we going to be going on the, uh, northbound track?” “108 miles north of the eye”“Ok – great.”
NARRATOR:The job of a hurricane hunter is not for the faint at heart. These brave...