NASA On Air: NASA's Global Hawk Flies Over El Niño Storms (⅖/2016)

  • Released Friday, February 5th, 2016
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:48PM
  • ID: 12143

LEAD: This month government scientists are making special research flights into and over the Pacific El Niño storms.

  1. NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft will complete a series of high-level flights near 60,000 feet to measure the rainfall and upper level winds of the El Niño storms.

  2. This special research project is probing how the current El Niño’s unusually warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are producing extreme precipitation on the West Coast, thousands of miles away.

    TAG: The goal of the research is help provide better warnings for the extreme weather that can accompany El Niño related storms.

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