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Cloud Formations are Seen Through the Window of NASA DC-8 Aircraft During a Flight, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, Over the Gulf of Mexico
 
Cloud formations are seen through the window of NASA DC-8 aircraft during a flight, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, over the Gulf of Mexico › Larger view
Cloud formations are seen through the window of NASA DC-8 aircraft during a flight, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, over the Gulf of Mexico where researchers were studying weather patterns as part of trhe Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment, a NASA Earth science field experiment in 2010 that is being conducted to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes.Credit: NASA/Paul E. Alers