ECMWF analysis plots for CARIBIC flight 520 from San Francisco to Munich on 19-20 August 2015


It seems that we flew through thick high ice clouds over north New Foundland between 4h50-6h. This was in the outflow of a warm conveyor belt.


Trajectories



5-day backward: All // 0-1h / 1-2h / 2-3h / 3-4h / 4-5h / 5-6h / 6-7h / 7-8h / 8-9h / 9-10h / 10-11h / 11-12h /
2-day forward: All


8-day backward WAS: 01 /02 /03 /04 /05 /06 /07 /08 /09 /10 /11 /12 /13 /14
ALL WAS
8-day backward WAS volume: 01 /02 /03 /04 /05 /06 /07 /08 /09 /10 /11 /12 /13 /14






"Surface" maps
Level (hPa) - - - - - - -
15082000+006 Total CC Low CC Medium CC High CC H2O column 6hr LS rec 6hr Con Prec


Pressure level maps
Level (hPa) 250 250 250 250 500 250 500 250 700
15082006 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 20-8-2015 at 6 UTC
Global water vapour composites on 20-8-2015 at 6 UTC
(Courtesy of SSEC at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison's Graduate School.)