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Nation's Most Advanced Research Aircraft Completes First Science Mission

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Photo of HIAPER aircraft in flight

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HIAPER, a modified Gulfstream V jet, is the nation's most advanced research aircraft.

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Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Whirlwind turbulence called atmospheric rotors forms on the lee side of high, steep mountains.

Whirlwind turbulence called atmospheric rotors forms on the lee side of high, steep mountains.

Credit: National Center for Atmospheric Research


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