NASA’s GRIP off to a great start

Eye of Hurricane Earl

NASA's Global Hawk in the Eye of Hurricane Earl on September 2. This photo of Hurricane Earl's eye was taken from the HDVis camera on the underside of the Global Hawk aircraft during the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2

With hurricane Danielle and now hurricane Earl, NASA’s Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) mission has been busy collecting data.  NASA’s remotely operated Global Hawk and its DC-8 flying laboratory were both in the air Thursday over the hurricane to monitor the storm’s intensity and progression. Earl, a category 4 hurricane, has top sustained winds of more than 140 mph. It is considered a threat to the Carolinas and the eastern seaboard as far north as Massachusetts. 

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