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NASA launches mission to study hurricanes from above

08-17-2017


NASA launches mission to study hurricanes from above Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at a new mission launched to study hurricanes from above in the sky. This month, the East Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) mission will fly aircrafts over hurricanes in the eastern Pacific Ocean to learn more about how they form and strengthen. The most recent NASA field mission to study hurricanes was the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3. For three consecutive years, the HS3 mission investigated the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin.

This allows CYGNSS to make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds both in and near the eye of the storm throughout the lifecycle of tropical cyclones. The goal is to improve hurricane intensity forecasts. NASA data and research allows scientists to observe the fundamental processes that drive hurricanes. NASA’s armada of research aircraft arrived at Hurricane Karl on Thursday, Sept. 16. NASA DC-8 flying laboratory and unmanned long-endurance Global Hawk completed several flights over a tropical storm in the Caribbean Sept. 12-13 as part of the GRIP hurricane mission. NASA launches mission to study hurricanes from above as shown above showing the amazing view via satelitte.

NASA launches mission to study hurricanes from above as seen above in video shows NASA mission to study space weather will live on a commercial satellite New, 1 comment Helping scientists better forecast the weather high above Earth.

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By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Video Credit: NASA Goddard

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