Features

Steve Cole                                        
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0918
stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov
 
Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-4044
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
 
Aug. 2, 2010
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-104
 
 
NASA Holds Media Teleconference To Preview Major Hurricane Study
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media teleconference on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss its upcoming airborne research campaign into hurricane behavior.

The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will study how hurricanes are created and why they can intensify rapidly. The mission involves three NASA research aircraft based in Florida, Texas, and California, and observations from several NASA satellites. GRIP will run from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25.

The teleconference panelists are:
- Ramesh Kakar, weather focus area lead, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Scott Braun, hurricane modeler/research meteorologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Gerald Heymsfield, cloud radar expert/research meteorologist, Goddard
- Ed Zipser, professor of meteorology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

To participate in the teleconference, reporters must contact Rob Gutro at 301-286-4044 or robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov for dial-in instructions. Requests must include reporters' media affiliation and telephone number. Supporting information for the briefing will be posted at noon EDT on Aug. 5 at:

http://www.nasa.gov/grip


Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


B-roll of the upcoming GRIP mission will air on NASA Television's Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


 

- end -


text-only version of this release

NASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending a blank e-mail message to hqnews-subscribe@mediaservices.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a blank e-mail message to hqnews-unsubscribe@mediaservices.nasa.gov.

Back to NASA Newsroom | Back to NASA Homepage