Investigation of explosive cyclogenesis.
Test for different targeting techniques
in the FUS area
(bred modes, singular vectors, sensitivity patterns).
Cloud head, dry slot and cold front observed with
Aircraft (Upstream): US-C130 (2 flights), G-IV
Aircraft (MSA): UK-C130 (flight A515), P3
Soundings: Upstream North America, Europe coastal
Meteorology of Interest
Massive divergence between different models
Stratospheric air observed plunging down into the dry slot
Organised line of thunderstorms (several hundred kms long).
Dropsonde data: good for verification of the model, not
System tracking too far from MSA
IR Satellite, PMSL, fronts animation
600mb Vertical velocity, PMSL, PV 2 height animation
KEY to animations
Map summarising available observations
Summary tables from workshop
Field site info (flight tracks etc)