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Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3)

Description:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) investigation was a multiyear field campaign designed to improve understanding of the physical processes that control hurricane formation and intensity change, specifically the relative roles of environmental and inner-core processes. Funded as part of NASA’s Earth Venture program, HS3 conducted 5-week campaigns during the hurricane seasons of 2012—14 using the NASA Global Hawk aircraft, along with a second Global Hawk in 2013 and a WB-57f aircraft in 2014. Flying from a base at Wallops Island, Virginia, the Global Hawk could be on station over storms for up to 18 h off the East Coast of the United States and up to about 6 h off the western coast of Africa. Over the 3 years, HS3 flew 21 missions over nine named storms, along with flights over two nondeveloping systems and several Saharan air layer (SAL) outbreaks. The papers in the HS3 collection focus on analysis and modeling of events observed during the campaigns.

An overview paper can be found here.

Collection organizers:
Dr. Scott A. Braun, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Paul A. Newman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Lucas Merckelbach; Anja Berger; Gerd Krahmann; Marcus Dengler; Jeffrey R. Carpenter
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Alan Brammer; Chris D. Thorncroft; Jason P. Dunion
Monthly Weather Review
E. P. Nowottnick; P. R. Colarco; S. A. Braun; D. O. Barahona; A. da Silva; D. L. Hlavka; M. J. McGill; J. R. Spackman
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Zhining Tao; Scott A. Braun; Jainn J. Shi; Mian Chin; Dongchul Kim; Toshihisa Matsui; Christa D. Peters-Lidard
Monthly Weather Review
Erin B. Munsell; Fuqing Zhang; Scott A. Braun; Jason A. Sippel; Anthony C. Didlake
Monthly Weather Review
Hui Christophersen; Altug Aksoy; Jason Dunion; Kathryn Sellwood
Monthly Weather Review
William A. Komaromi; James D. Doyle
Monthly Weather Review
Anthony C. Didlake, Jr.; Gerald M. Heymsfield; Paul D. Reasor; Stephen R. Guimond
Monthly Weather Review
Erin B. Munsell; Fuqing Zhang; Jason A. Sippel; Scott A. Braun; Yonghui Weng
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Scott A. Braun; Paul A. Newman; Gerald M. Heymsfield
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Robert F. Rogers; Jun A. Zhang; Jonathan Zawislak; Haiyan Jiang; George R. Alvey, III; Edward J. Zipser; Stephanie N. Stevenson
Monthly Weather Review
Jonathan Zawislak; Haiyan Jiang; George R. Alvey, III; Edward J. Zipser; Robert F. Rogers; Jun A. Zhang; Stephanie N. Stevenson
Monthly Weather Review
Sergio F. Abarca; Michael T. Montgomery; Scott A. Braun; Jason Dunion
Monthly Weather Review
Erin B. Munsell; Jason A. Sippel; Scott A. Braun; Yonghui Weng; Fuqing Zhang
Monthly Weather Review
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