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NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:15pm -- WCVE

During this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is re-doubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions. 88.9 WCVE Charles Fishburne has this report.

NASA’s airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission will revisit the Atlantic Ocean for the third year in a row. HS3 is a collaborative effort that brings together several NASA centers with federal and university partners to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin.

The flights from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will take place between August 26 and September 29 during the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30.