In the Eye of the Storm: NASA's Hurricane Hunters

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Hurricane Eye Earl

Credit: NASA/Jane Peterson.

Not what you usually want to see out the airplane window: The eye of Hurricane Earl over the Atlantic Ocean is seen from NASA's DC-8 research aircraft,…Read More »

Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. This flight caught Earl just as it was intensifying from a Category 2 to a Category 4 hurricane. The flights are part of the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment , a NASA Earth science field experiment being conducted to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. Scientists are flying planes into the storms to gather valuable data.   Less «
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