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About These Blogs: The JPL Science & Technology Blogs are a way for our researchers and technical staff to give first-hand accounts of the activities that are going on at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A cross-section of our staff contribute posts about the tasks they are currently involved in for NASA and JPL. These blog posts are meant to discuss technical topics. Selected comments that are on-topic are published and are moderated.

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Topic: Field Campaigns: NASA GRIP 2010: HAMSR Instrument Team
09.03.2010 10:23 AM

By Bjorn Lambrigtsen

Yesterday the NASA Global Hawk flew over Hurricane Earl for about 8 hours. It took off from NASA's Dryden facility at Edwards AFB near Mojave, CA at 9 pm the previous evening. After climbing above 50,000 feet to get out of airline traffic lanes, it flew across the southern US to the Gulf and across Florida, and acquired the storm 8 hours later. At that time it had climbed to 60,000 feet. Although the Global Hawk flies itself ...Read More on ''

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