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:



AF303 Mission #04 into MATTHEW
Type: Unknown  |  Status: In Progress

As of 17:45 UTC Sep 29, 2016:
Aircraft Position: 16.75°N 64.87°W
Bearing: 45° at 166 kt
Altitude: 2553 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 45 kt at 113°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: 1013.9 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


NOAA3 Training Mission
Type: Low-level Reconnaissance  |  Status: Finished

As of 18:36 UTC Sep 29, 2016:
Aircraft Position: 25.40°N 77.77°W
Bearing: 135° at 324 kt
Altitude: 7448 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 13 kt at 221°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: N/A

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


NOAA9 Mission #05 into MATTHEW
Type: Upper-level / Dropsonde  |  Status: In Progress

As of 18:37 UTC Sep 29, 2016:
Aircraft Position: 25.07°N 75.10°W
Bearing: 90° at 435 kt
Altitude: 13139 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 5 kt at 101°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: N/A

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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