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Noaas Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Fly through Pacific Winter Storms and More the Wp-3D Orion and Gulfstream-Iv Jet Are Airborne Meteorological Stations

By Department of Commerce

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Title: Noaas Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Fly through Pacific Winter Storms and More the Wp-3D Orion and Gulfstream-Iv Jet Are Airborne Meteorological Stations  
Author: Department of Commerce
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Department of Commerce and Labor Document, Commerce.
Collections: Department of Commerce Collection
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Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Commerce, E. O. (n.d.). Noaas Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Fly through Pacific Winter Storms and More the Wp-3D Orion and Gulfstream-Iv Jet Are Airborne Meteorological Stations. Retrieved from http://worldjournal.org/


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Excerpt: NOAA?s ?hurricane hunter? aircraft and their crews may be best known for their prowess in flying through and around nature?s severest storms over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. However, these flying meteorological stations prove their mettle on the West Coast and over the Pacific Ocean as well-after hurricane season has ended and severe Pacific winter storms have begun. Why Winter Storm Flights? Pacific winter storms affect not only the western states directly hit, but may also affect weather patterns throughout the United States. On an annual average, the local impacts of these storms are comparable to those of earthquakes. Yet their prediction is hindered because they develop over the ocean where data is sparse. The human and economic costs of winter storms have increased dramatically in recent years as coastal populations continue to increase. High winds, heavy rain, and extreme flooding can occur in a very short period of time as the storm comes ashore. Even storms that form far out over the Pacific that aren?t targeted at the western U.S. coast may affect weather patterns across the entire country as the jet stream moves east. Winter storm...

 
 


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