McFadden/Kibbey

Report
CalWater2 Workshop
NOAA P-3 and G-IV
Jim McFadden, Jack Parrish and LCDR Justin Kibbey
NOAA Aircraft Operations Center
1
A
PLAIN TALK
ABOUT
PLANES
AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION
WP-3D
G-IV
Flight Level Data (T, P, RH, WD, WS, etc.
Radar – LF, TDR
GPS Dropsonde
Cloud Microphysics
Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer - SFMR (Ocean
Surface Wind Speed)
IWRAP – Ocean Vector Surf. Winds
W-band Radar
Aerosols/Chemistry
Flight Level Data (T, P, RH, WD, WS, etc.
GPS Dropsonde
TDR
SFMR – Surface Wind Speed
Ozone
CO
WP-3D CLOUD PROBES
Cloud Combination Probes (CCP). There are two instruments in a
CCP: A Cloud Imaging Probe (CIP) and a Cloud Droplet Probe (CDP).
Note that one of the CIPs has been modified with Anti-Shatter Tips
(Korolev Tips).
Precipitation Imaging Probes (PIP).
Cloud Aerosol Spectrometers (CAS) with Particle by Particle Update
(PbP).
FY14 Heavy Aircraft Flight Hours
N42RF
N43RF
N49RF
780 hrs.
HOUSE RULES
• Water Survival – FAA certified water survival
course required to fly more than 3 flights in a
NOAA aircraft over water in a calendar year.
Mac Dill AFB 10 – 12 June 2014
Jon Dixon
HOUSE RULES
• Water Survival – FAA certified water survival
course required to fly more than 3 flights in a
NOAA aircraft over water in a calendar year
• Crew Duty Day – Maximum 16 hr. crew duty day
• Crew Rest – Minimum 12 hours
• Max. consecutive work days – 6 days allowed
before a hard down day. Clock may be re-set at
any time.
• Sea Salt -

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