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PACJET Projects
HMT 2004
GPS Realtime Water Vapor
West Coast RUC
ETL Profiler Network
Press Materials
About Pacjet
CALJET Summary
Societal Impacts and User Input
Linkages to National Priorities
  Data Assimilation Implementation Plan
March 2001 Program Status Report
PACJET 2001 Poster NSSL Briefing
Program Documents
PACJET and a Long-term Effort to Improve 0-24 h West Coast Forecasts
Overview Poster
Research Participants
NOAA Research
  ETL,   NSSL,   FSL,   AL,   CDC
National Weather Service Western Region
  Eureka,   Hanford,   Medford,   Monterey,   Oxnard,   Portland,   Reno,   Sacramento,   San Diego,   Seattle,   CNFRC
Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Naval Postgradute School
SUNY Stony Brook
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
  EMC,   HPC,   MPC
National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service
Operational Forecasting Components
COMET Presentation
West Coast RUC Aircraft Obs via AWIPS
Applications Development
Research Components
Modeling Research Components
Related Experiments
Winter Storm Reconnaissance (Central Pac.)
CRPAQS (CA Air Quality)
IMPROVE (Microphysics)
THORPEX (Synoptic Targeting)
Observing Systems
Wind Profiler Network
Satellite Products
NOAA S-band Radar
Media Contacts
2001 - Monterey, CA
July 13-14 2000 (Boulder, CO)
July Workshop Agenda
September 1999 - Monterey, CA
1999 Planning Workshop Figures
June 1998 - CALJET
Images by Javier Chagoya, Naval Postgraduate School
Photos taken February 8-9, 2001 during IOP 7

AP writer Tom Gardner donns an anti-exposure suit prior to take-off as part of the safety brief and equipment familiarization.

Lieutenant Commander Brian Taggart is the plane commander for this mission that took scientists and researchers through an incoming storm. His Co-pilot Lt. Harris Halverson assists.

Chief Scientist David Kingsmill of the Desert Research Institute at Reno, Nv. discusses the trac his team is following inside a slow-moving weather front. (Center) Research Assistant from Naval Postgraduate School Douglas Miller and (Right) NOAA Research Meteorologist Brad Smull.

The weather outside of the P-3 looks dismal but are the sort of conditions the scientist love to be in while collecting atmospheric data.

A close up of Miller and Smull at their observation and collection stations.
Piloting through a weather front.

Electronics Technician Richard McNamara prepares to jettison a Dropsonde device via the presurized sono chute.
Images from the NOAA PACJET Program

Doug Miller of the Naval Postgraduate School reviews satellite images to guide the flight.

Brian Colle of SUNY Stony Brook. "My work focuses on improving our understanding of landfalling fronts and cyclones as well as orographic precipitation processes. Observations collected by PACJET will provide a unique opportunity to study how frontal structures evolve approaching steep coastal terrain. These observations will be used to validate and supplement high resolution mesoscale model forecasts."

Dave Jorgensen of the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory and Dan Miller of the Naval Postgraduate School study images from the P3's tail and fuselage radars. These research radars reveal the structure and dynamics of the storm.

The NOAA P3 at Monterey, CA.

Scientists and flight crew confer on the day's mission.

Scientists and flight crew confer on the day's mission.
Photos by Dave Jorgensen, NOAA NSSL

Richard Torrey, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) flight engineer in the P3 cockpit.

Tom Shepherd, NOAA AOC flight director, directs the inflight operations of the P3.

Steve Goldstein, National Weather Service (NWS), Reno and PACJET PI Marty Ralph get psyched about the approaching front.
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