Aircraft Reconnaissance
This page is automatically updated with the latest data from reconnaissance aircraft investigating tropical cyclones. The raw data is obtained courtesy of the National Hurricane Center. Data updates every 10 minutes when a mission is ongoing. Click any plot to enlarge it.

Recent Missions from Past 6 Hours:



AF309 Mission #01 into MADELINE
Type: Unknown  |  Status: In Progress

As of 14:48 UTC Aug 30, 2016:
Aircraft Position: 21.98°N 159.33°W
Bearing: 90° at 0 kt
Altitude: 30 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 0 kt at 0°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: 1015.8 mb

Aircraft Data Time Series (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Full Mission In-Storm (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Latest 10 Minutes of Obs (click to enlarge): Raw data file


AF304 Mission #04 into CYCLONE
Type: Low-level Reconnaissance  |  Status: In Storm

As of 14:03 UTC Aug 30, 2016:
Aircraft Position: 33.52°N 76.10°W
Bearing: 207° at 260 kt
Altitude: 1611 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 9 kt at 322°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: 1014.7 mb

Aircraft Data Time Series (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Full Mission In-Storm (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Latest 10 Minutes of Obs (click to enlarge): Raw data file


NOAA3 Mission #08 into CYCLONE
Type: Low-level Reconnaissance  |  Status: Finished

As of 11:57 UTC Aug 30, 2016:
Aircraft Position: 27.83°N 82.52°W
Bearing: 45° at 160 kt
Altitude: 19 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 11 kt at 82°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: 1012.9 mb

Aircraft Data Time Series (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Full Mission In-Storm (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Latest 10 Minutes of Obs (click to enlarge): Raw data file



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