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Flying With NOAA Collection
Catalog of Images

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Project Cement #4.
1972 October 26 1651
901 thumbnail picture
Two B-50 and a B-47 used by the Weather Bureau for hurricane research between 1956 to 1958. They are shown flying off the Florida coast. Back cover of "Weather Bureau Topics" for May 1958.
1958
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Instrument probes on the B-50: 1. Antenna; 2. Liquid water content meter; 3. Yaw meter; 4. antenna; 5. Air speed transducer pilot; 6. NACA icing rate probe and thermometer; 7. cloud droplet sampler; 8. reverse flow thermometer; 9. meteorolo gical static system pressure ports; 10. vortex thermometer; 11. pilot and naviga tor pilots; 12; stagnation thermometer; 13. Antenna
1958
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Wall cloud of the eye of Hurricane Greta as seen from National Hurricane Research Project B-47 at 35000 feet. In: "Weather Bureau Topics," May 1958, cover.
1956 November 2
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Technicians position in the B-50, an Air Force aircraft loaned to the Weather Bureau for hurricane research. In: "Weather Bureau Topics," May 1958. P. 85.
1957
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Hurricane beacon package ready for loading into bomb bay of aircraft. Back cover of "Weather Bureau Topics" for November 1958.
1958
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Location of Weather Bureau Hurricane Forecast Center at the Aviation Building. It was moved from the Lindsey Hopkins Hotel on July 1, 1958. In: "Weather Bureau Topics," August 1958. P. 144.
1958
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Model of a cross section of a hurricane based on research conducted by the National Hurricane Research Project. In: "Weather Bureau Topics," May 1958. P. 87.
1958
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United States Air Force weather reconnaissance WB-50.
1957 circa
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Two ESSA DC-6's, a United States Air Force B-47, and a United States Navy WV-3 Super Constellation flying over fair weather cumulus, possibly en route to hurricane as part of Hurricane Research Project.
1960 circa
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Weather Bureau DC-6's to left and Weather Bureau B-57 on right flanking military aircraft.
1967 Circa
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United States Air Force weather reconnaissance aircraft.
1967 Circa
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NASA's Global Hawk soars aloft from Edwards Air Force Base on a functional check flight of the aircraft payload and systems. Unmanned aircraft were used to study atmospheric rivers in the winter of 2011.
California, Edwards Air Force Base
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NOAA researchers flew on this National Center for Atmospheric Research modified Gulfstream-V aircraft on HIPPO (HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations of Greenhouse Gases). HIAPER is an acronym for High-Performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research.
Colorado, Broomfield 2009
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HIPPO researchers Ryan Spackman and Laurel Watts preparing for mission on NCAR Gulfstream-V aircraft.
Colorado, Broomfield 2009 October 12
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HIPPO researcher Eric Hintsa using NOAA ESRL instruments in preparation for mission.
Colorado, Broomfield 2009 October 12
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WC130-J Hurricane Hunter aircraft is readied for viewing during stop in Bermuda bringing hurricane preparedness message to Mexico and the Caribbean.
Bermuda 2010
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Some of the hundreds of visitors who toured the WC130-J Hurricane Hunter aircraft during its stop in Antigua in 2010 during a hurricane preparedness tour of the Caribbean.
Antigua 2010
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Visitors line up to board the NOAA P3 Hurricane Hunter plane during a stop in Beaumont during a Hurricane Awareness tour.
Texas, Beaumont 2010
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The Deepwater horizon oil slick seen from the window of the Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft. Best known as one of NOAA's hurricane hunters, the plane was outfitted with chemical sensors for a mission in California but was diverted to the Gulf of Mexico for several days in June as part of a multi-agency effort to assess the atmospheric consequences of the greatest oil spill in U.S. history.
Gulf of Mexico 2010
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NOAA twin-otter flies over two whales during marine mammal operations in cooperation with NOAA vessel.
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NOAA Corps officer Captain Brian Taggart discussing aircraft operations with Dr. Richard Spinrad, then head of the NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
2007 February 21
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NOAA Corps officer Captain Brian Taggart discussing aircraft operations with Dr. Richard Spinrad, then head of the NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
2007 February 21
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NOAA hurricane hunters on the tarmac at Macdill Air Force Base.
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Cover of "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" signed by author, Ford A. Carpenter, a Weather Bureau meteorologist stationed at San Diego. This is among the first professional works of Weather Bureau personnel addressing aviation weather.
1917
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Title page of "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" signed by author, Ford A. Carpenter, a Weather Bureau meteorologist stationed at San Diego. This is among the first professional works of Weather Bureau personnel addressing aviation weather.
1917
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Meteorograph that made made balloon ascent to 23,870 meters on July 27, 1913, from Santa Catalina Island balloon launch site.
1913, July 27
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Beginning of the ascent of sounding balloons at Avalon that attained altitude of 23,870 meters. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1913, July 27
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First flight of airplane carrying two persons.This plane crashed a week later killing the passenger, Lieutenant Selfridge. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1908 September 19
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Meteorologist Ford A. Carpenter on left with Glenn Curtiss who established the Curtiss School of Flying on North Island, San Diego. Curtiss was a founder of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and known as "The Father of Naval Aviation." In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1911
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Lieutenant Edward S. Gorrell, U.S. Army, observer. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October
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Captain C.C. Culver, U.S. Army, with parachute in hand, having word with Captain L. W. Patterson, U.S. Army, before flight. The purpose of the parachute was to determine changing wind direction at different heights. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October 21
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Military Tractor No. 50 made by Glenn Martin founder of what has become Martin Marietta Corporation, in his first manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October
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Instructor Oscar Brindley and observer, meteorologist Ford A. Carpenter in the forward seat. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October 20
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Trimming Military Tractor No. 50 just before takeoff. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October
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San Diego Harbor seen from 2,000 feet. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October
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San Diego and Coronado Island seen from 3500 feet. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October
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Army flying squad's wind direction pennant on tower. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 October
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A prophetic vision of the role of aircraft in World War II. An Army aircraft over the cruiser USS SAN DIEGO.
1915 Circa
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The aircraft repair shop of the U.S. Aviation School at North Island. In: "The Aviator and the Weather Bureau" by Ford A. Carpenter.
1915 Circa
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Cockpit of NOAA Gulfstream IV
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Onboard in-situ air sample collecting canisters termed whole air samples (WAS). They are placed for sampling in the AMPS pod on the NOAA WP-3D aircraft.
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NOAA WP-3D Orion N42RF.
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Gust probe boom protruding from the starboard nose of a NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft.
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NSF C-130 during intercomparison flight with NOAA P-3 during atmospheric chemistry studies over Southeast United States. A bizarre optical effect gives the impression of a propeller blade floating in space.
2013 June 29
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Preparations for mission into Hurricane Gustav. "Miss Piggy", NOAA P-3 M43RF pm the tarmac.
2008
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Gust probe boom leading the way for flight into Hurricane Karl.
2010
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Gust probe boom seen over the islands during mission into Hurricane Karl.
2010
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ET Damon Sans Souci launching an AXBT in flight into Edouard.
2014 September 15
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In the eye of Hurricane Edouard
2014 September 15

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