Into The Eye Of The Storm
September 3, 2010
The eye of Hurricane Earl in the Atlantic Ocean is seen from NASA's DC-8 research aircraft, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. This flight through the eyewall caught Earl just as it was intensifying from a Category 2 to a Category 4 hurricane. The flights are part of the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment, a NASA Earth science field experiment being conducted to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Weather, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Project Stormfury, Rapid deepening, Hurricane Hernan, Tropical cyclone, Eye, Vortices