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Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes (TCSP) Mission Media Tele-Conference Resources
Media Contacts:

Erica Hupp
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-358-1237
Erica Rule
NOAA Hurricane Research Division
Miami, Florida
Phone: 305-361-4541
Elaine Samson
San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone: 506-519-2000


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Meet Dr. Ramesh Kakar: Weather Focus Area leader for the NASA/Science Mission Directorate
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 Thumbnail of Dr. Heymsfield
Meet Gerald Heymsfield: Cloud Radar Expert and Research Meteorologist
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 Thumbnail of Dr. Ed Zipser
Meet Dr. Ed Zipser: Meteorologist who Specializes in Predicting and Measuring the Severity of Rainstorms
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  Frank Marks, Jr
Meet Frank Marks, Jr.: Meteorologist and Hurricane Specialist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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+ Ramesh Kakar's Presentation

+ Gerald Heymsfield's Presentation

+ Frank Marks' Presentation


+ TCSP Press Release

+ Boletin Costa Rica Hurricanes

+ TCSP Fact Sheet

+ Boletin Hurricane Facts

+ Tropical Cyclogenesis Experiment Flight Plan (.pdf file)

+ Science Plan: Tropical Cyclogenesis Experiment (Word Document)

Image Galleries

+ NASA's Hurricane Multimedia Gallery

+ NASA's Hurricane Images on the Visible Earth Image Gallery

Related Links:

+ Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes (TCSP) Official Mission Website
This homepage includes a general description of the mission and a calendar of events, flight tracks, photo gallery and related links.
+ NASA's Hurricane Resource Webpage
This website provides an all-encompassing resource page of hurricane research at NASA. Included are satellite images of historic storms, videos and animations, breaking news, and hurricane research. Look up specific hurricane topics and the technologies used to study hurricanes.
+ NOAA's Hurricane Research Division
The Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is a part of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). We are engaged in advancing the basic physical understanding and improving the forecasts of hurricanes and tropical meteorological systems.
+ National Center of High Technology (CENAT) Of Costa Rica (En Español)
The CENAT is the first research center that unites the four Costa Rican state universities. The University of Costa Rica (UCR), Technological Institute of Costa Rica (ITCR), National University (ONE), State University at a distance (UNED), work together to unite efforts and resources of scientific and technological knowledge, to enhance the economic development of the country.
+ Aircraft Associated With the TCSP Mission
Follow this link to read about some of the aircraft on the TCSP mission. The aircraft include NASA's ER-2, NOAA's P-3 and aerosondes.