"Nadine" Soon to be a Hurricane....
The last advisories have been issued by the NHC on "Leslie" & "Michael".....
"Nadine" is a well organized & quite large tropical cyclone & should be a hurricane in short order. Good news there will be no threat to any land areas. All indications are that this will be a recurve far out over the Atlantic even staying east of Bermuda thanks to a strong upper level trough & surface cold front over the Western & NW Atlantic (notice the band of cloud cover to the storm's northwest moving into the Central Atlantic).
NASA's "Global Hawk" will work the Atlantic Basin this month researching tropical cyclones. The unmanned aircraft gathered a great deal of data on "Leslie" & is now working "Nadine" completing a 26 hour flight early Wed.!
to track "Global Hawk" & to check out how the plane works. Below is a bit of a tutorial on how to work the website & some of its unique features.TRACKER WEBSITE (A.) Lots and lots of options: play around with them to become familiar with how it works.
1. very upper, ,upper left: click on small downward arrow to pick specific plane:
NASA871 = Global Hawk 871
NASA872 = Gobal Hawk 872
2. Next selection box just to the right gives you ways to locate where the plane is now
3. The next selection box just to the right is a "small cog wheel" which gives you some options:
"Show latest flight"
"Browse the Flight path"
Browsing will bring up a list of past flight... ... might have to roll down to find 9-2012 flights
lots of options
4. "ADD Layers" In the left column ...
click here if you want to add some mapped weather data (images) such as:
Click one or more and then BROWSE the options:
mid-level wind shear, upper level shear, tendency, etc, OVER 100 meteorological variables, etc!