The Use of the Initializations - Part 1


Chris Stumpf and Sang Pak

  1. Compare the plotted nam_maps showing the initialization for the surface isobars/1000-500 mb thickness and the 500 mb pattern with overlaid absolute vorticity contours to this morning's surface (Chris) and 500 mb analyses at the same time (Sang).

  2. Using Metr 201 methodology, locate surface fronts (a) using the 500 mb pattern only (Sang); and (b) using the 1000-500 mb thickness pattern only (Chris).

  3. Compare/Contrast your results in (2) with the actual NCEP frontal positions.