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.

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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.