NASA’s GRIP off to a great start
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.