Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder for Hurricane Forecasting

Henry 'Hank' Revercomb is the principal investigator for the NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Mission's Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder Instrument. He is responsible for the infrared remote sensing of temperature, water vapor, and cloud fields from the Global Hawk aircraft, which is monitoring the environment of hurricanes to help understand mechanisms for intensity changes. The Global Hawk UASs are ideal platforms for investigations of hurricanes, capable of flight altitudes greater than 55,000 ft. and flight durations of up to 30 hours.