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Professor Ruf Discusses CYGNSS and Hurricane Harvey in Science Magazine Article

Posted: August 29, 2017

 Professor Ruf Discusses CYGNSS and Hurricane Harvey in Science Magazine Article Photo: NOAA
In a new Science magazine article, Climate & Space professor Chris Ruf talks about the CYGNSS cyclone-tracking mission and his flight with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters as they penetrated Hurricane Harvey last weekend. 
 
From the article: 

"Harvey was the first test for CYGNSS in severe winds. On 25 August, before Harvey made landfall, Christopher Ruf, an atmospheric scientist and engineer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, strapped himself into a P-3 turboprop, an NOAA hurricane hunter, bound for the storm’s eye. His seat fell out beneath him again and again as the aircraft repeatedly plunged into the eyewall. Each time the wind grew more severe: The storm was rapidly intensifying."