ECMWF analysis plots for flight 296 from Frankfurt to 75N and back on 19 May 2010
The third CARIBIC special volcanic cloud fact finding flight




Trajectories

5-day backward: All // 7-8h / 8-9h / 9-10h / 10-11h / 11-12h / 12-13h / 13-14h / 14-15h / 15-16h
8-day backward WAS: 01 /02 /03 /04 /05 /06 /07 /08 /09 /10 /11 /12 /13 /14 /15 /16 /17 /18 /19 /20 /21 /22 /23 /24 /25 /26 /27 /28
8-day backward WAS volume: 01 /02 /03 /04 /05 /06 /07 /08 /09 /10 /11 /12 /13 /14 /15 /16 /17 /18 /19 /20 /21 /22 /23 /24 /25 /26 /27 /28
8-day backward WAS: 29 /30 /31 /32 /33 /34 /35 /36 /37 /38 /39 /40 /41 /42 /43 /44 /45 /46 /47 /48 /49 /50 /51 /52 /53 /54 /55
8-day backward WAS volume: 29 /30 /31 /32 /33 /34 /35 /36 /37 /38 /39 /40 /41 /42 /43 /44 /45 /46 /47 /48 /49 /50 /51 /52 /53 /54 /55
2-day forward: All



"Surface" maps
Level (hPa) - - - - - - -
10051900+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
10051912 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
P P+tropop. geop.Z+tropop. PV PV+tropop. Pott.T Pott.T+tropop. T T+tropop. Wind speed Wind dir w=dp/dt H2O mix.ratio RH Cloud cover Liquid/Ice water
Model data interpolated along track: file1 (meteo)// file2 (clouds) // file3 (tropopause)

Satellite imagery
Global infrared cloud composites on 19-5-2010 at 9, 12 and 15 UTC
Global water vapour composites on 19-5-2010 at 9, 12 and 15 UTC
(Courtesy of SSEC at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison's Graduate School.)