Status Report

NASA hurricane mission briefing on Aug.,16 in Jacksonville, FL

By SpaceRef Editor
August 14, 2001
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NASA will kick off the fourth Convection and Moisture
Experiment (CAMEX-4) during a press conference and aircraft
tour at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, FL, on
Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m. EDT. Media wishing to attend
the press conference should meet at the Yorktown Gate of NAS
Jacksonville no later than 8:30 a.m. for escort to the
briefing room. Following the briefing, media will be
escorted to the airfield to view the NASA DC-8 and ER-2
research aircraft, as well as the remotely piloted Aerosonde
aircraft, and other planes involved in the mission.

Based out of NAS Jacksonville, this year’s mission will run
from Aug. 16 through Sept. 24 – traditionally the most
active part of the hurricane season. During CAMEX,
researchers will gather storm data from multiple sources,
including piloted aircraft, remotely piloted aerial
vehicles, satellite observations, ground-based radar, and
other ground-based sensing instruments.

CAMEX-4 is the latest in a series of field research
investigations sponsored by the Earth Sciences Enterprise at
NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. It unites researchers
from 10 universities, five NASA centers and the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

For more information about the CAMEX field campaign, please

SpaceRef staff editor.