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gripghis

GRIP NOAA GLOBAL HAWK IN-FLIGHT TURBULENCE SENSOR (GHIS) V1

The GRIP NOAA Global Hawk In-Flight Turbulence Sensor (GHIS) dataset was collected by the NOAA Global Hawk In-flight Turbulence Sensor (GHIS) instrument, which measures acceleration at the location of the instrument. Two accelerometers (2g and 5g full scale) are used on each of two measurement axes. The GHIS accelerometers are from the Model 1221 family manufactured by Silicon Designs, Inc. with a frequency response of 400-600Hz. The data system samples each sensor output at 1000 Hz and processes these data to produce mean, maximum, and root-mean square (RMS) values at 10 Hz. The processed data are then broadcast on the Global Hawk internet and brought to the ground via Status and User User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets. GHIS operated on the Global Hawk for the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment and collected data between Aug 15, 2010 - Sep 23, 2010. The major goal was to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. NASA used the DC-8 aircraft, the WB-57 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 lifecycle of hurricanes. This campaign also capitalized on a number of ground networks and space-based assets, in addition to the instruments deployed on aircraft from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ( DC-8), Houston, Texas (WB-57), and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, California (Global Hawk).

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