Flying in the center of IKE


Socrates the Greek
#1
Man on the quest to better understand Nature


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGuwMyNgUzY&NR=1
 
Risus
#2
That would be cool to do...
 
Socrates the Greek
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

That would be cool to do...

Imagine slicing through 165 mph wind @ 300 miles per hour.................
Here is some interesting info.............................................. ...................
INSIDE HURRICANE IKE (AP) — Amid the engines' roar, the Air Force Reserve pilots and navigator worked calmly as their huge plane neared the eyewall of Hurricane Ike.

The gray cloud, looming 50,000 feet into the sky like a colossal concrete barrier was four miles thick, and the Lockheed WC-130J was hurtling into it.

"It's a big one, and it's going to get bigger," said Lt. Col. Mark Carter, 54, a pilot who has chased storms for 31 years. "It's off land now, and feeding on the warm water down there while it gets itself back together."

"Down there" is 10,000 feet below, where the swirling dark water and foaming waves of the Gulf of Mexico are only visible intermittently through the clouds.

Carter, and his fellow Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, were finishing a fourth trip across Ike, during a 10-hour, 3,000-mile trek to monitor the storm taking aim at the Texas coast.

The aircraft carved a 210-mile giant "X'' pattern through Ike and its eye, just off the western tip of Cuba.
Last edited by Socrates the Greek; Sep 19th, 2008 at 12:09 AM..
 
Hyack
#4
I posted these pics in the odd news section, but thought they may add a bit to this thread also.

Hurricanes, as seen from orbit
 
Socrates the Greek
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Hyack View Post

I posted these pics in the odd news section, but thought they may add a bit to this thread also.

Hurricanes, as seen from orbit

What a great contribution Hyack, many thanks............
 
Socrates the Greek
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Hyack View Post

I posted these pics in the odd news section, but thought they may add a bit to this thread also.

Hurricanes, as seen from orbit


Hyack good day to you, here is another link on a ship going through the IKE eye in the Golf of Mexico...................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoLll0PK8tY
 

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