Aerial Reconnaissance
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Wednesday
December 19, 2018
11:48 Z

Aerial Reconnaissance in the Western North Pacific Basin

West Pacific recon in the last thirty minutes...

There has been no recent recon for
the products our site checks.

Live aircraft pages:

When selecting a satellite layer in the CesiumJS display in Google Chrome, the panel will scroll to the bottom in most cases. In addition, satellite data does not currently automatically update in the Cesium display. You must refresh the page to update satellite imagery. These issues will be addressed in a future update. Updates will be made to the Cesium display at times that require refreshing one of the scripts of the display. Even refreshing the page may sometimes not work. You may have to visit the script here and refresh it manually before visiting the display if you have visited it previously.

Our site runs on an older server and due to technical limitations can't directly connect using SSL to the National Hurricane Center's recon archive to download observations that our normal system misses. We download individual obs by checking product files on a NOAA FTP server. If obs are released more frequently than about every minute, which often happens when multiple planes from the same agency, in the same basin, are relaying obs, our site will miss some obs. To download these missed obs automatically, our site has a system that downloads all of the obs in the NHC's recon archive since the last time we checked for and downloaded data. We are currently downloading obs through HurricaneCity's recon system, which runs as a backup to ours. If their site has an issue, our site may not be able to download missed obs automatically from the NHC's recon archive.

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System Status: Updating every minute. (summary)

6 product files are currently monitored in this basin.

Last check for data: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 11:48 Z

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

Live West Pacific recon mapping...

Recon in the West Pacific Basin in Google Earth Google Earth
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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.