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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea01151

Microwave antenna deployed from back end of C-130 aircraft Measuring surface wind speeds and wave height - First deep-ocean wave measurement in a hurricane - 40 foot waves measured Testing in Pacific Hurricane Ava, a vigorous130-knot storm This was the first penetration of a Pacific hurricane by a NOAA aircraft

Image ID: wea01151, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Mexico, 300 miles SW of Acapulco
Photo Date: June 6, 1973
Photographer: F. J. Hoelzl, NOAA

Category: Instruments/Aircraft/Microwave/Passive Listening/

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