NASA Global Hawk Take Second Hurricane Science Flight
The second science flight of NASA's HS3 mission occurred over the weekend of Aug. 24 and 25. Global Hawk 872 studied the dry air off the African coast and dropped 54 dropsondes during a 25.5-hour flight. The aircraft returned to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Va. on Aug. 25. This graphic shows the pattern of the weekend flight over a satellite image of the Saharan air layer. Orange shading indicates the locations of dry, dusty Saharan air.
Credit: NASA Wallops
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