Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 5:20 GMT

Aerial Reconnaissance in the North Atlantic Basin

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15 product files are currently monitored in this basin.

Last check for data: Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 5:20 Z

A check of the NHC's recon archive also occurs as needed.

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NSSL's VORTEX Southeast Research Program
Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes
EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE)
March to April 2017

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"The second field campaign had two major emphases. First, some of the most intensive observations ever will be made of the role of complex terrain in the strong low-level shear storm environments. A sloping plateau east of Huntsville, Alabama called Sand Mountain will be the site of five mobile Dopplers, three profilers, and a number of mobile soundings systems. These data will allow us to gain new understanding of how terrain features can create conditions conducive for enhancing tornadic storms. The second emphasis continues the work of the first field campaign to look at how Southeast storms differ from elsewhere in the character of their precipitation and cool outflow. The NOAA P-3 research aircraft was an important new participant in this campaign."
For a tutorial on how to use our recon system, click here. For a version of our Google Earth recon product that does not automatically fly to the plane's current location and allows you to view multiple missions at once, click here.
To track NOAA & NASA aircraft you can also visit:
Aircraft Tracker from the NASA Airborne Science Program
Other Recon Sites Using Our System
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Other Live Recon Sites