ICARTT Analysis Products
This resource is provided to interpret transport processes occurring during ICARTT. It attempts to replace trajectory calculations - the major tool used so far for that purpose - with quantiative dispersion model runs including full turbulence and convection parameterizations. The plots shown are from both forward and backward model runs using the FLEXPART model. Results from the forward model runs can be plotted using an interactive tool, whereas backward runs are accessible via the links provided below. Refer to the description of products derived from backward runs for more information. Backward model results have been produced using two independent meteorological analysis data sets, which can be compared directly. Also included is the daily inventory of biomass burning CO emissions used for the model runs.
For using trajectories, classical forward and backward trajectories from along the flights are provided as zipped data files. Meteorological parameters are available along the trajectories.
Please direct all questions on these modelling products to Andreas Stohl.
Identification of Lagrangian cases
Forward modeling products
Produce plots using ECMWF input data with the interactive tool, from the following forward tracer model runs: North American, European, Asian CO tracers, and a biomass burning tracer.