NASA's 2013 HS3 mission will investigate whether Saharan dust and its associated warm and dry air, known as the Saharan Air Layer favors or suppresses the development of tropical cyclones.
NASA's multi-year Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel mission may explore tropical cyclones of Cape Verde origins when it takes to the skies again this August.
NASA's HS3 airborne mission will revisit the Atlantic Ocean to investigate storms using additional instruments and for the first time two Global Hawks.
NASA's 2012 HS3 mission came to an end Nov. 6 when an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flew a final data-collection mission in the North Pacific Ocean.
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel scientists had a fascinating tropical cyclone to study in long-lived Hurricane Nadine, making 5 flights over the storm.
Scientists are currently flying state-of-the-art, autonomously operated instruments to gather difficult-to-obtain measurements of wind speeds, precipitation, and cloud structures in and around tropical storms.
The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) investigation is a five-year mission targeted to enhance our understanding of the processes that underlie hurricane intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
Over the next few weeks, an ER-2 high altitude research aircraft will take part in the development of two future satellite instruments.
Nadine's life came to an end in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, 23 days after its birth.
NASA has begun its latest hurricane science field campaign by flying an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft over Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean during a day-long flight from California to Virginia
HS3, will study hurricanes at the end of the summer, flying two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments over the storms.
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission will be a complex one for the pilots flying NASA's Global Hawk aircraft from the ground.
HS3 is a five-year mission specifically targeted to investigate hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
The Earth Science Project Office provides management for the Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel (HS3) mission flying this year.
Beginning this summer, NASA will send "severe storm sentinels" into stormy skies to gather information about hurricane formation and intensity changes.
Two principal researchers on several airborne sensors had more in common than conducting atmospheric research. Gerry and Andy Heymsfield are brothers.