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Lesley L. Smith – Research Associate
Attribution and Predictability Assessments Team
Phone: (303) 497-6172
Mailing Address:
NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305

Fax: (303) 497-6020

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ENRRR Analysis 2017

Skinny Wrap/Coat Hanger flights here

Wrap flights

Data files:



Above rectangle images courtesy Joe Barsugli.


Above rain images courtesy Juliana Dias.

Below unless otherwise stated, profiles are for integrated wrap area, i.e. totals.

Flight 1: 20160121_RF01 profile.avg.20160121_RF01.xlsx     area ~ 693.


Flight 3: 20160126_RF03profile.avg.20160126_RF03.xlsx     area ~ 965.


Flight 7: 20160203_RF07profile.avg.20160203_RF07.xlsx     area ~ 1052.


Flight 8: 20160212_RF08profile.avg.20160212_RF08.xlsx     area ~ 376.


Flight 10: 20160215_RF10profile.avg.20160215_RF10.xlsx     area ~ 297.



Tests related to Rossby Wave Source analysis

some similar plots using ERA-Interim data here
Sample days 20151222 (left) and 20161022 (right)
variables in alphabetical order, color bars/scales differ


Following data created with monthly means of daily anomalies

For more info see /Projects/EN3R/forJOE

Sample monthly means of daily wind anomalies

Following calculations all done with monthly means of daily wind anomalies

following Sardeshmukh and Hoskins 1998
Rossby wave source terms are minus absolute vorticity times divergence and
minus div winds dot-product gradient absolute vorticity, respectively.