View Full Version : NOAA Gulfstream-IV Hurricane Surveillance Jet Takes on Pacific Winter Storms to Improve Model Forecasts; Hawaii Middle School Teacher Will be Member of Flight Crew

NOAA Reporter
02-21-2007, 12:50 PM
In an effort to improve forecasts released 24 to 96 hours before a winter storm, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has deployed its high-altitude Gulfstream-IV jet from a temporary base in Honolulu. The jet is acquiring atmospheric data from severe winter storms originating over the Pacific Ocean that will affect the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. The flights are in support of the winter storms reconnaissance program of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, part of NOAA's National Weather Service.

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