Re: Vertically integrated moisture

From: Guilherme Martins <jgmsantos_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Fri Nov 15 2013 - 10:14:07 MST

Hello Kyle,

Thanks for the information. I'm calculating the flow and so I used the
wind. I'll have to divide by a factor of 10 to obtain more realistic
results. Please see figure I generated that is attached.

Guilherme.

2013/11/15 Kyle Griffin <ksgriffin2@wisc.edu>

> Hi Guilherme,
>
> This is a problem with your understanding of the equation more than
> anything. If you are calculating via the equation you've included in your
> email, you are actually calculating a vertically integrated moisture flux,
> a very different quantity than just moisture. If the flux is what you are
> trying to calculate, then this is doing a fine job. Otherwise, if you are
> just calculating vertically integrated moisture, there is no need to
> include any wind information in your calculations. Lastly, your units are
> aligned in such a way to give you somewhat larger numbers - feel free to
> multiply them out to ensure their validity and that they are what you
> desire.
>
> There does not appear to be any NCL-related issue here, however.
>
>
> Kyle
>
> ----------------------------------------
> Kyle S. Griffin
> Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
> University of Wisconsin - Madison
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> Email: ksgriffin2@wisc.edu
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Guilherme Martins <jgmsantos@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi users,
>>
>> I'm trying to calculate the below equation,
>> [image: Imagem inline 1]
>>
>> Results from vertically integrated moisture for each month. The result
>> are very high.
>>
>> (0) Min: 99.6938 Max: 4057.94
>> (0) Min: 92.35 Max: 3991.74
>> (0) Min: 33.7647 Max: 4103.8
>> (0) Min: 113.245 Max: 4065.14
>> (0) Min: 116.441 Max: 4264.88
>> (0) Min: 120.244 Max: 4590.53
>> (0) Min: 126.749 Max: 4970.54
>> (0) Min: 136.355 Max: 4277.98
>> (0) Min: 162.384 Max: 3740.91
>> (0) Min: 132.163 Max: 3669.57
>> (0) Min: 67.8613 Max: 3948.58
>> (0) Min: 69.7997 Max: 4352.65
>>
>> I have doubt in calculating the flow. The values are high. The unit of q
>> = g/kg ; psfc = hPa and ; u and v = m/s. I think I'm missing some unit.
>>
>> My script is attached.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Guilherme.
>>
>> --
>> *Guilherme Martins*
>>
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