ECMWF analysis plots for CARIBIC flight 262 from Frankfurt to Cape Town on 10-11 March 2009



Trajectories

5-day backward: All // 22-23h / 23-24h / 0-1h / 1-2h / 2-3h / 3-4h / 4-5h / 5-6h / 6-7h / 7-8h / 8-9h
8-day backward WAS: 01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
8-day backward WAS volume: 01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
2-day forward: All


"Surface" maps
Level (hPa) - - - - - - -
09031012+012 Total CC Low CC Medium CC High CC H2O column 6hr LS Prec 6hr Con Prec

Pressure level maps
Level (hPa) 250 250 250 250 500 250 500 250 700
09031100 PV Z Wind W W Spec hum RH RH EpotT


Vertical X-sections
Pressure versus time PV Eq pot T Spec hum RH Wetb potT U V W Cloud water Cloud ice Cloud cover


ECMWF and measured parameters as a function of UT
Pressure PV Pott. T T Wind speed Wind dir w=dp/dt H2O mix.ratio RH Cloud cover Liquid/Ice water
Model data along track: file1// file2 (cloud parameters)

Satellite imagery
Global infrared cloud composites on 11-3-2009 at 0, 3, 6 and 9 UTC
Global water vapour composites on 11-3-2009 at 0, 3, 6 and 9 UTC
(Courtesy of SSEC at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison's Graduate School.)