NASA's Global Hawk in the Eye of Hurricane Earl on September 2, 2010

NASA's Global Hawk in the Eye of Hurricane Earl on September 2 This photo of Hurricane Earl's eye was taken from the HDVis camera on the underside of the Global Hawk aircraft during the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2 at 13:05 UTC (9:05 a.m. EDT). The Global Hawk captured this photo from an altitude of 60,000 ft. (about 11.4 miles high). The Global Hawk is one of three aircraft involved in the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment. GRIP is a NASA Earth science field experiment that runs from August 15-September 30, 2010 to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes.

 

Credit: NASA/NOAA

 

To learn more about Hurricane Earl go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2010/h2010...

 

To learn more about Global Hawk and the GRIP Hurricane Mission go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/missions/grip/main/...

 

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