Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) 2012

Location: NASA Dryden, Edwards AFB, CA  |  Coordinates: 34°57′3″N 117°53′11.47″W

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  • HIWRAP was installed on Global Hawk AV-1.
  • Payload consisted of HIWRAP, HIWRAD, and HAMSR.
  • AV-1 was too late to deploy to Wallops Flight Facility, so instead a single 24-hour science flight was performed over the Pacific based at Dryden Flight Research Center.
  • This flight primarily focused on ocean surface winds to support HIRAD calibration, so very little precipitation was observed. Some precipitation was observed with a frontal system south of the Aleutian Islands.