Re: skew-T diagram. LFC computation

From: Dennis Shea <shea_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Fri May 24 2013 - 15:59:53 MDT

THX for the comments.

The code that calculates the LFC is embedded in a fortran code.
It is rather complicated. I will make the code available to you
offline.

Basically, it picks the input level closest to the LFC.
If the input levels are far apart than there could be
a mismatch.

On 5/23/13 2:19 AM, Davolio Silvio wrote:
>
> Dear Mary,
> as you may see from the attached profile, I believe there is a problem
> in the computation of the Level of Free Convection (LFC). The red dashed
> line seems to be not correctly drawn.
> If you start from the bottom, following the dry adiabat and the
> isohygrometric up to the LCL and then following the saturated adiabat,
> you should reach the LFC not at 850 hpa (as in the plot) but at
> slightly higher level (less than 850 hPa).
> I was wondering how the red line is drawn.
> May you help me please?
>
> Thanks
> Best regards
> Silvio
>
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