ECMWF analysis plots for CARIBIC flight 287 from Caracas to Frankfurt on 23-24 September 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-day backward WAS: 15 /16 /17 /18 /19 /20 /21 /22 /23 /24 /25 /26 /27 /28
8-day backward WAS volume: 15 /16 /17 /18 /19 /20 /21 /22 /23 /24 /25 /26 /27 /28
2-day forward: All


"Surface" maps
Level (hPa) - - - - - - -
09092312+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
09092400 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. PV 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 24-9-2009 at 0, 3, 6 and 9 UTC
Global water vapour composites on 24-9-2009 at 0, 3, 6 and 9 UTC
(Courtesy of SSEC at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison's Graduate School.)