Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 59–88, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-59-2022
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 59–88, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-59-2022

Research article 18 Jan 2022

Research article | 18 Jan 2022

Lagrangian formation pathways of moist anomalies in the trade-wind region during the dry season: two case studies from EUREC4A

Leonie Villiger et al.

Data sets

ERA5 ECMWF https://www.ecmwf.int/en/forecasts/datasets/reanalysis-datasets/era5

CERES and GEO-Enhanced TOA, Within-Atmosphere and Surface Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols 1-Hourly Terra-Aqua Edition4A NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC https://doi.org/10.5067/TERRA+AQUA/CERES/SYN1DEG-1HOUR_L3.004A

EARTHDATA NASA/ASDC https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/project/CERES/CER_SYN1deg-1Hour_Terra-Aqua-MODIS_Edition4A

Surface meteorology Barbados Cloud Observatory F. Jansen https://doi.org/10.25326/54

Radiosonde measurements from the EUREC4A field campaign (v3.0.0) C. Stephan, S. Schnitt, H. Schulz, and H. Bellenger https://doi.org/10.25326/137

Poldirad measurements on Barbados during EUREC4A - Raw data M. Hagen, F. Ewald, S. Groß, L. Oswald, D. Farrell, M. Forde, M. Gutleben, J. Heumos, J. Reimann, E. Tetoni, E. Marinou, G. Möller, C. Kiemle, and Q. Li https://doi.org/10.25326/218

Ka Band Cloud Radar Barbados Cloud Observatory L. Hirsch https://doi.org/10.25326/55

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Short summary
The coupling between the large-scale atmospheric circulation and the clouds in the trade-wind region is complex and not yet fully understood. In this study, the formation pathway of two anomalous cloud layers over Barbados during the field campaign EUREC4A is described. The two case studies highlight the influence of remote weather systems on the local environmental conditions in Barbados.