NASA wrapped up one of its largest hurricane research efforts ever last week after nearly two months of flights that broke new ground in the study of tropical cyclones and delivered data that scientists will now be able to analyze for years to come.
NASA's six-week GRIP hurricane research mission nears conclusion with final flights of DC-8 flying laboratory and Global Hawk over Tropical Storm Matthew.
Hurricane Karl made landfall near Veracruz, Mexico on Friday, Sept. 17 and moved inland over Mexico's rugged terrain, which took the punch out of the storm.
Three of NASA's science aircraft completed successful coordinated flights over Hurricane Karl on Thursday, Sept. 16, in the southern Gulf of Mexico
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 DC-8 flying laboratory and unmanned long-endurance Global Hawk completed coordinated science flights over a tropical storm in the Caribbean Sept. 12 as part of the GRIP hurricane mission.
NASA science aircraft and scientists involved in the agency's GRIP hurricane research mission are slated to go aloft Sept. 12 to probe a developing storm over the Caribbean Sea.
NASA science aircraft are continuing to monitor tropical storms and potential hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the agency’s GRIP hurricane research campaign.
Convergent flight paths of NASA's Global Hawk and DC-8 environmental science aircraft over Hurricane Earl on Sept. 2.
NASA completed a historic day for its hurricane research on Thursday as it put the Global Hawk over Earl, marking the first time the unmanned drone flew over a fully formed hurricane.
NASA science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's GRIP mission are tracking the path and intensity of Hurricane Earl off the U.S. east coast.
Two advanced weather instruments from JPL are busy flying above Hurricane Earl, as NASA's field campaign to study how hurricanes form and intensify continues.
All three of NASA's environmental science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's GRIP hurricane research campaign are tracking Earl.
This is a screen capture tracking NASA's DC-8 aircraft as it flew into Hurricane Earl on September 1 during NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) Mission.
This photo of Hurricane Earl's eye was taken from the HDVis camera on the underside of the Global Hawk aircraft during the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2 at 13:05 UTC (9:05 a.m. EDT).
All three of NASA's environmental science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's GRIP hurricane research campaign are in the air this week ...
NASA's Global Hawk drone aircraft flew through the heart of Tropical Storm Frank this past weekend.
The eye of Hurricane Earl in the Atlantic Ocean is seen from NASA’s DC-8 research aircraft, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.
Two of NASA's environmental science aircraft were in the air this past weekend, flying hurricane-monitoring missions in connection with the aerospace agency's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes, or GRIP, campaign.
Scientists, graduate students and NASA flight crew took part in the first flight of the DC-8 aircraft in NASA's GRIP experiment on August 17.
The first flight of NASA's hurricane airborne research mission, GRIP, is being taken as a practice run for the many scientific instruments aboard.
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This summer, NASA researchers will fly a series of unique hurricane instruments over some of the world's fiercest storms.
Flying above tropical storms this summer, NASA's goal is nothing short of the ultimate goal for hurricane science: Understanding how they form.