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HIPPO II Flight #9 :: Kona, HI to Anchorage, AK


November 19, 2009

Research Flight #9 flew from Kona, Hawaii to Anchorage, AK and completed the planned 6 dips during the flight, and for the most part, followed the same flight path as RF03, the reverse southbound flight. The flight was approximately 2400 nmi and almost 8 hours.

All of the images from the foward looking camera during this flight can be found in the HIPPO II Field Catalog.

The day before each flight, the HIPPO Team gets together on a teleconference to discuss the status of the status of the NSF/NCAR G-V, operational topics as well as to look at the weather forecast of the flight plan for the next day. You can see the weather forecast for the flight from Kona to Anchorage, as well as the forecast for the following days

Video :: RF09 Forward Looking Camera


HIPPO is a landmark study for many reasons, not the least of which is it is the first time scientists have systematically mapped global distribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, covering the full troposphere in all seasons and multiple years.

  • HIPPO I :: 8 January-30 January 2009
  • HIPPO II :: 31 October-22 November 2009
  • HIPPO III :: 24 March-16 April 2010
  • HIPPO IV :: 14 June-11 July 2011
  • HIPPO V :: 9 August-9 September 2011