NASA Studies Formation of Ice Crystals in Atmosphere That Pose Danger to Aircrafts

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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NASA is studying the formation of ice crystals at high altitudes through its DC-8 airborne laboratory. The study is part of NASA's High Ice Water Content (HIWC) research activity. The team of researchers is conducting a flight campaign where they flew through the heart of large thunderstorms to understand how ice crystals affect the performance of aircraft engines.

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