HS3 field campaign begins: Data to be archived at GHRC


NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) begins its third season of observations this week. Two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft carry instruments to monitor tropical storms and the surrounding environment to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin. Data from the HS3 mission will be archived at and available from the Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC). GHRC is supporting the 2014 mission by providing requested ancillary data products to the science team, including brightness temperature, cloud top height, and overshooting tops datasets from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin. Also available are the Dust AOT product from NASA GSFC Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) and the NOAA SHIPS Intensity Forecast data from the NOAA Hurricane Research Division. These data will be made publicly available when the mission datasets are released.