Media Invited to Preview Snow-Chasing Field Campaign

East Coast snowstorms are the target of NASAs new IMPACTS field campaign this January and February with research flights from Virginia and Georgia.
Credits: NASA, Pond5 (lower right)

Media are invited to preview NASAs most comprehensive airborne study of East Coast snowstorms on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the agencys Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. Studying cloud processes and how they form snowstorms will improve winter weather forecasting.

The new NASA field campaign, Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS), will be in the field from Jan. 15 to March 1 studying snowstorms by flying above and in snow clouds to better understand the cloud processes that form these storms.

Media will learn about the science questions and challenges facing the IMPACTS mission and have opportunities to interview lead scientists and mission managers and tour NASA’s P-3 aircraft.

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