RAINEX: NOAA P-3 Airborne/Air Expendable Bathythermograph (AXBT) Sonde Data
The Airborne eXpendable BathyThermograph (AXBT) measures ocean temperature as a function of depth. As part of the Hurricane Research Division's hurricane field program, AXBT data is collected to 1) assess the upper ocean's heat content available to approaching hurricanes, and 2) make quantitative estimates of upper ocean rates of mixing and cooling, and heat fluxes in the storm environment. During RAINEX, 18 AXBTs were dropped in post-Katrina warm eddy on 9/15 from the NOAA N43RF P-3. AXBT's were also dropped on 9/22 and 9/23, 2005.
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|Begin datetime||2005-09-15 00:00:00|
|End datetime||2005-09-23 23:59:59|
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Minimum (West) Longitude: -92.654, Maximum (East) Longitude: -85.54
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Hurricane Research Division (HRD), NOAA. 2007. RAINEX: NOAA P-3 Airborne/Air Expendable Bathythermograph (AXBT) Sonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.26023/D6X3-XZNG-5S0H. Accessed 04 Dec 2023.
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