Jeff Halverson, Geography, on WHDH and WTSP

Jeff Halverson, a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems and an associate director at the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, has been busy with the arrival of hurricane season, sitting recently for multiple interviews about Hurricane Earl with television reporters from across the country (WHDH, Boston, and WTSP, Tampa Bay). He’s part of a NASA team that is using a pilotless drone to gain new insight into the mighty storms.

“NASA continues to make history today with the GRIP (Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes) mission,” he wrote in a Sept. 2 email. “This morning, the Global Hawk unpiloted drone—for the first time ever—overflew a major hurricane (Cat 4), Hurricane Earl, from 60,000 feet, collecting science measurements, images and video.”


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