Thursday, August 19, 2010

Get a Grip!

NASA is really getting into hurricanes! Within the next few months they will deploy a handful of planes to study how hurricanes form and why they grow in strength so rapidly. The program is called GRIP. G for Genesis (relating to the beginning or birth of hurricanes) R for rapid, I-intensification and P for process.

The research will take place over the peak of hurricane season between August and September. It is hoped that the data will help forecasters determine the recipe for hurricanes, and that it will provide the keys for determining how and why they grow in strength.

The research will take months, but it will be worth it for all of us.

Link to the site below for a small video from NASA regarding GRIP.

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