The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will study how hurricanes are created and why they can intensify rapidly. The mission involves three NASA research aircraft based in Florida, Texas, and California, and observations from several NASA satellites. GRIP will run from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25.
The teleconference panelists are:
Ramesh Kakar, weather focus area lead, NASA Headquarters, Washington
Scott Braun, hurricane modeler/research meteorologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Ed Zipser, professor of meteorology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
To participate in the teleconference, reporters must contact Rob Gutro at 301-286-4044 or [email protected] for dial-in instructions. Requests must include reporters' media affiliation and telephone number. Supporting information for the briefing will be posted at noon EDT on Aug. 5 at: http://www.nasa.gov/grip
Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at: