HS3 Mission: Global Hawks Soar into Storms

During this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling 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. 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 take place between Aug. 26 2014 and Sept. 29 2014 during the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

See more videos about the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission:

Completed: 29 May 2014
Animators: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Video Editor: Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Interviewee: Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC)
Producer: Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Scientist: Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC)
Project Support: Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Videographers: Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
Jane Peterson (University of North Dakota)
Writer: Rob Gutro (NASA/GSFC)


NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center


Air Charter
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