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GRIP: Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes


The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment was a NASA campaign aimed at gaining a better understanding of how tropical storms develop into major hurricanes. The field project was conducted between 15 August and 30 September 2010, during which time the NASA DC-8 aircraft completed 16 research flights over the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. The DC-8 is equipped with a suite of instruments that includes an Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS), used for dropsonde deployment. For more information on GRIP, please visit:

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GCMD Name G - I > GRIP (HURRICANE) > Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes > d9d345a7-c1ca-4377-ab3d-f9fb6a2f331f
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 2010-08-15 00:00:00
End Date 2010-09-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 36.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 10.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -100.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -50.00