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Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory: FLEXPART back trajectory

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2021-11-19
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Ten day back trajectory calculations made using the FLEXPART model initiated from Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory four times a day to show the origins of the air arriving at the observatory and support the analysis of the observations. The Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO) exists to advance understanding of climatically significant interactions between the atmosphere and ocean and to provide a regional focal point and long-term data.

The observatory is based on Calhau Island of São Vicente, Cape Verde at 16.848N, 24.871W, in the tropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, a region which is data poor but plays a key role in atmosphere-ocean interactions of climate-related and biogeochemical parameters including greenhouse gases. It is an open-ocean site that is representative of a region likely to be sensitive to future climate change, and is minimally influenced by local effects and intermittent continental pollution.

Citable as:  Read, K.A. (2021): Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory: FLEXPART back trajectory. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7bdb8604acc940f79a88433cc83904fc
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Cape Verde, FLEXPART, trajectories

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Data lineage:

FLEXPART model output prepared by NCAS staff before archiving at BADC.

Data Quality:
Data from Cape Verde observatory are for research
File Format:
NetCDF

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Cape Verde: FLEXPART model trajectories
Abstract Cape Verde: FLEXPART model trajectories
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: Metres
  • var_id: Altitude
  • units: Degrees
  • var_id: Latitude
  • units: Degrees
  • var_id: Longitude
  • units: Particle number
  • var_id: particle
  • units: Seconds since particles released
  • var_id: seconds_since_release
  • units: Timestamp of model output
  • var_id: timestamp

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2007-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
16.8480°
 
-24.8710°
 
-24.8710°
 
16.8480°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)