The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment is a NASA Earth science field experiment that took place in 2010. It was conducted to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. NASA used the DC-8 aircraft and the Global Hawk Unmanned Airborne System (UAS) configured with a suite of in situ and remote sensing instruments that were used to ... observe and characterize the life cycle of hurricanes. GRIP deployment took place in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the DC-8, and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, California, for the Global Hawk.
The GRIP Campaign Reports dataset consists of various reports filed by the scientists during the GRIP campaign which took place 8/15/2010 - 9/30/2010; however several of the reports are from the planning and test flights. Reports included in this datasets contain information for the Tri Agency Mission Scientists; DC-8, Global Hawk, and WB-57 Platform Scientists; DC-8, Global Hawk, and WB-57 Flight Reports and WB-57 Flight Summary; GRIP Telecons; and Tropical GRIP Forecasts . The Tri Agency Mission Scientists reports, GRIP telecons and Forecast reports were primarily filed daily, while the Platform and Flight reports exist primarily for flight days.