NASA Chat: Getting a 'GRIP' on Hurricane Forecasting

Every summer, tens of thousands of people follow the spinning, counterclockwise drama that plays out across their television screens. Satellite images show a tropical depression forming off the coast. Will it become one of the most powerful storms on Earth? Will it turn into a hurricane?

The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will use 15 cutting edge instruments to get a daring new look at some of the world’s fiercest storms. Scientists will study how storms form, strengthen, and weaken, and try to better understand how tropical storms develop into major hurricanes.

On Thursday, July 29, atmospheric scientist Tim Miller from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will answer your questions about hurricanes and the upcoming NASA study. Joining the chat is easy. Simply visit this page on Thursday, July 29 from 3-4 p.m. EDT. The chat window will open at the bottom of this page starting at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

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