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Global Hawk lets forecasters and scientists see clearly inside a storm

NASA and NOAA have been working together over a three-year period to evaluate the use of the Global Hawk for the study of hurricanes. Several news stories highlight the mission and its progress:

Sept. 11, 2014: Mike Lichniak, WBOC-TV
Local news station in Salisbury explaining how the NASA led work with the Global Hawk is now feeding in to the NOAA led work to look at putting science into operations. 

Sept. 11: Lili Zheng, WMDT-TV
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Launches Global Hawk 872

Sept. 12, 2014: Molly Murray, The News Journal
Unmanned hurricane plane based on Wallops: NASA researchers at Wallops Island are looking at how hurricanes form and intensify

Sept. 13, 2014: Tamara Deitrich, Daily Press
Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops

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