GRIP Video File

  • Released Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:54PM
  • ID: 10637

The GRIP 2010 hurricane mission is in full force. During this year's Atlantic hurricane season, researchers will be able to "see" below the cloud-tops and uncover what is happening in the internal structure of the storm through the use of powerful instruments onboard the DC-8, WB-57, and Global Hawk aircraft. This will allow scientists to better understand what is required to kick-start a tropical depression into a hurricane. The NASA aircraft will be deployed from Florida (DC-8), Texas (WB-57) and California (Global Hawk) and will fly at varying altitudes over tropical storms in an attempt to capture them at different stages of development.

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Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


This visualization can be found in the following series:


This visualization originally appeared on the following tapes:
  • GRIP (ID: 2010094)
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Eric DeJong