Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
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, Heini Wernli, Maxi Boettcher, Martin Hagen, and Franziska Aemisegger

Data sets


CERES and GEO-Enhanced TOA, Within-Atmosphere and Surface Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols 1-Hourly Terra-Aqua Edition4A NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC


Surface meteorology Barbados Cloud Observatory F. Jansen

Radiosonde measurements from the EUREC4A field campaign (v3.0.0) C. Stephan, S. Schnitt, H. Schulz, and H. Bellenger

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

Ka Band Cloud Radar Barbados Cloud Observatory L. Hirsch

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.