NASA Studies Thunderstorms with ER-2 Aircraft

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center collaborated with University of Bergen (Norway) to create the ALOFT (Airborne Lightning Observatory for FEGS and TGFs) project. Watch this video to see how NASA’s ER-2 aircraft, flying just above the height of thunderclouds over the Floridian and Caribbean coastlines, collected more accurate data that can advance the study of high-energy radiation emissions from thunderstorms.