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Where can we profile through the TTL?. Based on forecasts of ENSO and QBO phasing, we will likely encounter temperatures somewhere between 2009 and 2010. On some flights, we will be able to profile across the cold point in the deep tropics. We will not be able to fly in the coldest regions.

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where can we profile through the ttl
Where can we profile through the TTL?
  • Based on forecasts of ENSO and QBO phasing, we will likely encounter temperatures somewhere between 2009 and 2010.
  • On some flights, we will be able to profile across the cold point in the deep tropics.
  • We will not be able to fly in the coldest regions.
  • We could fly downwind of cold regions to look for evidence of dehydration (long flights)
attrex flight modules

TTL profiling: thin cirrus and water vapor

    • Likely won’t be able to profile through coldest temperatures
    • Perhaps sample dissipating clouds
  • TTL profiling: water vapor concentration downwind of thin cirrus
    • Combine with CPL data from leg above thin cirrus
  • TTL profiling: tracer measurements
    • Latitudinal surveys as far south as possible
  • TTL profiling: anvil cirrus sampling
    • Particularly high cloud tops (unique data)
    • Range of ages since detrainment
  • Long cruise-altitude legs for wave measurements
    • Is the cruise-altitude slow ascent a problem?
  • Intrusion sampling
    • Flight patterns?
    • What stages of intrusion evolution?

ATTREX Flight Modules

attrex flight modules required forecast products

TTL profiling: thin cirrus and water vapor

    • Cold-point temperature, relative humidity, wind fields
    • Thin cirrus forecasts
  • TTL profiling: water vapor concentration downwind of thin cirrus
    • Cold-point temperature, relative humidity, wind fields
  • TTL profiling: tracer measurements
    • Temperature fields (to avoid coldest regions)
    • Convective influence
  • TTL profiling: anvil cirrus sampling
    • Deep convection and winds
  • Long cruise-altitude legs for wave measurements
    • ?
  • Intrusion sampling
    • Potential vorticity RDFs

ATTREX Flight Modules: required forecast products

flight plan changes during flights

Complete redesign forced by satellite communications problems

  • Redirection to avoid cold temperatures
    • Additional waypoints and dip locations needed
  • Moving locations of dips based on real-time information

Flight plan changes (during flights)

real time global hawk measurements needed

CPL curtains and plan-view representation

  • MTP curtains and minimum temperature along flight track
  • MMS (temperature and winds) along flight track
  • H2O, O3, (other tracers?) along flight track
  • FCDP particle concentration
  • Access to data for tracer-tracer correlations
  • Need to enforce participation of instrument investigators

Real-time Global Hawk measurements needed

forecasting flight planning approach

Should we have daily, formal weather briefs?

    • Not on flight days
    • Part of science team meetings when they occur
    • Include discussion of plans over next several days
  • Post flight plans and updates on mission tools suite (MTS)
    • Send email to team whenever flight plan changes

Forecasting/flight-planning approach