67th INTERAGENCY HURRICANE COFERENCE 6 MARCH 2013 Town

67th INTERAGENCY HURRICANE COFERENCE 6 MARCH 2013 Town

67th INTERAGENCY HURRICANE COFERENCE 6 MARCH 2013 Town Hall Jim McFadden, Jack Parrish, Ian Sears and CDR Devin Brakob NOAA Aircraft Operations Center Paul Chang and Zorana Jelenak NOAA /NESDSI Agenda

2012 Season Hurricane Summary by the numbers. What did we accomplish during the 2012 season? Key Instrumentation Plans for 2013 and beyond. P-3 Service Life Extension Program and Schedule 2

2012 Hurricane Summary P-3 181.7 hours28 flights G-IV 90.3 hours12 flights Total 282.0 hrs. 40 flights

3 3 2011 Hurricane Summary P-3 198.3 hours31 flights G-IV 144.2 hours18 flights Total 342.5 hrs.

49 flights 4 4 Hurricane Hours Flown FY 2008-2012 Flight Hours 600

500 400 300 200 100

0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

5 2012 Hurricane Summary What did we do in 2012? G-IV TDR accepted by NOAA 13 Missions (6 G-IV; 7 P-3) flown for TS/Hurricane Isaac 10 Missions (3 G-IV; 7 P-3) flown for Hurricane Sandy All back-to-back missions for Isaac and Sandy completed with one P-3.

G-IV TDR test flights completed into Hurricanes Leslie and Sandy RVP-8 portion of P-3 radar upgrade completed on N42RF Gulf OHC Survey Missions -1st real-time data xmission to NCO. Ocean Winds Satellite Cal/Val in Hurricanes Leslie and Sandy 6 6 TS/Hurricane Isaac P3 and G-IV coverage (Aug. 22-27, 2012) 49RF G-IV

42RF P-3 Seven TDR flights with one break ~12 hr sampling cycle Operated out of Barbados, MacDill AFB and Jacksonville, FL 42RF P-3 2nd crew ComAir to Barbados and POV to Jacksonville Six G-IV missions.

Hurr. SandyP-3, G-IV and AF C-130 coverage Seven P-3 TDR flights with one aircraft, two crews and no breaks Three G-IV missions. ~12 hr sampling cycle All P-3 and G-IV flights from KMCF Courtesy Tropical Atlantic website

(tropicalatlantic.com) 9 11 HURRICANE SANDY G-IV AND P-3 TDR DERIVED WIND FIELD (from HRD) G-IV

P-3 HURRICANE LESLIE P-3 1-km 3-km

G-IV AND P-3 TDR DERIVED WIND FIELD (from HRD) G-IV G-IV and P-3 HURRICANE ISAAC 2012 Post-storm Ocean Heat Content Mission AXBT, AXCP and AXCTD Scanning Scatterometer Measurement Geometry

16 Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler IWRAP (designed and operated by University of Massachusetts) Reflectivity and Doppler profiles four beams, two frequencies (C and Ku), two polarizations (H and V) simultaneously. High-resolution surface and volume backscatter. High resolution ocean surface vector winds (OSVW)

nge Resolution: Range Resolution: 30,30,6060 & 120m m 15, & 120 l Scan PM)

New ASCAT GMF Impact in TC Wind Field Analysis Hurricane Irene 0152 UTC 26 August 2011 Analyzed wind radii from all sources (including aircraft) 50 KT.......110NE 100SE 50SW 75NW. 34 KT.......250NE 200SE 125SW 160NW

ASCAT wind radii (new GMF) New GMF Old GMF 50 KT.......90NE 105SE 60SW 70NW. 34 KT.......170NE 205SE 135SW 175NW.

New ASCAT GMF has compared favorably to 34 and 50 kt wind radii estimates from aircraft data in some cases FY13 and Beyond Priorities and Plans 1. G-IV Tail Doppler Radar observational strategies 19 FY13 and Beyond Priorities and Plans

1. G-IV Tail Doppler Radar observational strategies 2. P-3 Radar Upgrade new antenna/waveguide 20 FY13 and Beyond Priorities and Plans 1. G-IV Tail Doppler Radar observational strategies 2. P-3 Radar Upgrade new antenna/waveguide

3. Upgrade of ICS System 4. Installation of Digital HF Radio 24 FY13 and Beyond Priorities and Plans 1. G-IV Tail Doppler Radar observational strategies 2. P-3 Radar Upgrade new antenna/waveguide 3. Upgrade of ICS System

4. Installation of Digital HF Radio 5. P-3 Service Life Extension 25 Project: WP-3D Service Life Extension - Scope Wing-sets (Two)

New Outer wing assemblies New Ctr. Wing front and rear beam and upper surface New Horizontal Stabilizer Installation Rolls Royce T-56-14 Engines (Ten)

Overhaul and refurbish (Zero-time) all engines Possible upgrade to Series 3.5 Avionics (TBD)

Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) Upgrades Lower Fuselage Radar (LF) Upgrades Digital HF for N43RF Digital Autopilot Moving Map Display Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) traffic control system 26

P-3 SLE SCHEDULE 1. N42RF inducted into FRCSE (Navy JAX) January 2015. Completion date January 2016. Return to service February 2016 2. N43RF inducted into FRCSE for re-winging August 2016, Return to service late August 2017. 3. Some avionics upgrades concurrent with re-wining. 27

67 IHC th QUESTIONS? 28 28

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