Aerial Reconnaissance in the North Atlantic Basin

Map updated with new data on August 22, 2017 16:40 Z. Map has aircraft positions within last thirty minutes.   Map: Large | None

Atlantic recon in the last thirty minutes...

United States Air Force
Non-Tasked Mission (170822160813302) - AF302

High Density (4)

Geopotential Height: 7,762 meters (25,466 feet)
Static Air Pressure: 392.5 mb
Location: 26 statute miles (42 km) to the SW (230°) from San Juan, Puerto Rico (U.S.).
United States Air Force
Non-Tasked Mission (170822133940303) - AF303

High Density (29), Recco (non-tropical) (9)

Geopotential Height: 7,776 meters (25,512 feet)
Static Air Pressure: 392.7 mb
Location: 142 statute miles (229 km) to the SE (138°) from Nassau, Bahamas.

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Other basins: East & Central Pacific
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System Status: Updating every 5 minutes. (summary)

Last check for data: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 16:40 Z

A check of the NHC's recon archive also occurs as needed.

Live Atlantic recon mapping...

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NOAA / NASA EPOCH Project: Website
Scheduled science flight period: Through August 30th
Flights from Edwards AFB in CA. Missions with Global Hawk UAS.
Our site only has sonde data. NASA Aircraft Tracker for NASA872 path.
Project will fly over East Pacific storms to
better understand how they form and intensify.
For a tutorial on how to use our recon system, click here. For a version of our Google Earth recon product that does not automatically fly to the plane's current location and allows you to view multiple missions at once, click here.
To track NOAA & NASA aircraft you can also visit:
Aircraft Tracker from the NASA Airborne Science Program