Hurricane observation performed by Global Hawk UAV for NASA

This photo of Tropical Storm Frank was taken from the HDVis camera on the underside of the NASA Global Hawk aircraft as the aircraft approached the storm for the second time. The Global Hawk captured this photo from an altitude of 60,000 feet (about 11.4 miles). Credit: NASA/NOAAPosted by John McHale

 

WASHINGTON, 4 Sept. 2010. A Northrop Grumman-built NASA Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) observed Hurricane Earl, days after it studied Tropical Storm Frank, as part of NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Process (GRIP) experiment. GRIP is a NASA program designed to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes.

 

The GRIP experiment is a NASA Earth science field experiment in 2010 that will capitalize on a number of ground networks, airborne science platforms, and space-based assets. The field campaign will be executed according to a prioritized set of scientific objectives.

 

 


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