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First of two NASA Global Hawks arrive at Wallops Island

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-14 10:29:46-04

Wallops Island, Va.- The first of two NASA Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles supporting the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission landed at 7:39 a.m. today at Wallops Island.

During August and September, NASA will fly the two Global Hawks over the Atlantic Ocean to study tropical storms and the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensification.

The aircraft are equipped with instruments to survey the overall environment of the storms and peer into the inner core of hurricanes to study their structure and processes.