On September 5th, NASA’s Global Hawk took off from Wallops Island, Virginia to fly a 24 hour mission over Tropical Storm Fred. The Global Hawk launched dropsondes to measure the wind structure of the storm and gathered other meteorological data such as temperature and moisture with instruments on board. The Global Hawk is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.
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- Image taken from NASA’s Global Hawk during a NOAA mission to profile Tropical Storm Fred on September 5th, 2015. Image credit: NOAA
- NASA’s Global Hawk is inspected inside its hangar between flights into Tropical Storm Fred. Image credit: NOAA