NASA's genesis and rapid intensification processes (GRIP) field experiment

Scott A. Braun, Ramesh Kakar, Edward Zipser, Gerald Heymsfield, Cerese Albers, Shannon Brown, Stephen L. Durden, Stephen Guimond, Jeffery Halverson, Andrew Heymsfield, Syed Ismail, Bjorn Lambrigtsen, Timothy Miller, Simone Tanelli, Janel Thomas, Jon Zawislak

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NASA conducted the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment between August'September 2010 to observe the formation and intensification of tropical cyclones (TCs), including the storm environment and inner-core regions. Aircrafts from NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) worked jointly to perform coordinated flights for the genesis of Hurricane Karl and Tropical Storm (TS) Matthew and the non-redevelopment of the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston. NASA and NOAA conducted coordinated flights to thoroughly describe the rapid intensification (RI) of Hurricanes Earl and Karl. The major goal of GRIP was to better understand the physical processes that control hurricane formation and intensity change, specifically the relative roles of environmental and inner-core processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-363
Number of pages19
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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