NASA's GRIP Mission Media Telecon
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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

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GRIP Media Telecon Slides: August 5, 2010
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Stephen Cole
NASA Headquarters Office of Communications

Robert Gutro
NASA Goddard Public Affairs