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Student Mary Morris blogs about HS3 mission

Posted: August 28, 2014

Student Mary Morris blogs about HS3 mission

Doctoral Student Mary Morris is blogging about her experiences while participating in NASA’s HS3 (Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel) mission at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

HS3 is a mission designed to investigate the processes that control hurricane formation and intensification. “In order to collect observations of hurricanes we have two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) outfitted with meteorological instruments that we can fly for long distances to reach hurricanes and storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean basin,” Morris writes.

On one of the UAVs there is an instrument called HIRad (Hurricane Imaging Radiometer). Morris’ graduate research is focused on extracting surface wind speed and rain observations from HIRad data.

To read her blog, click here.

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