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The Hurricane Camp blog

Posted: August 27, 2013

The Hurricane Camp blog

To read the latest updates from doctoral student Mary Morris during her experience at the NASA Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne field campaign, please visit her blog.

HS3 is a five-year mission that will investigate the processes that lead to hurricane formation and intensity change. The mission will fly two Global Hawk drone airplanes instrumented with remote sensing equipment over and around hurricanes and their initiating environment.

Morris is at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) in Virginia. “Later this week, we hope to fly both global hawks over a tropical wave (P25L) that is currently located a few hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde islands,” Morris wrote on the blog. “While this system slowly simmers, model runs seem encouraging. On the bright side, it’s systems like these (systems with ~ 50/50 chance of developing) that are important for us to study.”

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