ECMWF analysis plots for CARIBIC flight 314 from Caracas to Frankfurt on 20-21 October 2010



As for flight 313, air uplifted from the boundary layer was sampled immediately after the ascent Caracas (see trajectories for 23h-2h).

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-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 /29 /30 /31 /32 /33 /34 /35 /36 /37 /38 /39 /40 /41 /42 /43 /44 /45
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 /29 /30 /31 /32 /33 /34 /35 /36 /37 /38 /39 /40 /41 /42 /43 /44 /45
2-day forward: All



"Surface" maps
Level (hPa) - - - - - - -
10102012+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
10102100 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 21-10-2010 at 0, 3 and 6 UTC
Global water vapour composites on 21-10-2010 at 0, 3 and 6 UTC
(Courtesy of SSEC at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison's Graduate School.)