# Re: Vertically integrated moisture

From: Kyle Griffin <ksgriffin2_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Fri Nov 15 2013 - 08:52:49 MST

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
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

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Kyle S. Griffin
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Room 1421
1225 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706
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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