The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment is a new field experiment set to take place in 2010 that will be conducted to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. NASA plans to use the DC-8 aircraft and the Global Hawk Unmanned Airborne System (UAS).
GRIP deployment is planned for August - September 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the DC-8, and in NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility, California, for the Global Hawk, during the summer of 2010.
The High Altitude MMIC Sounding Radiometer (HAMSR) is one instrument set to fly during this campaign. HAMSR is a radiometer instrument that will look at the microwave spectrum. This instrument will be able to collect data on temperature and water vapor.
Additional information about GRIP is available at the official website.