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IOP 1: Flight centered on 00 UTC 27 January 2018

Plot Descriptions: Top left: Vertically Integrated Water Vapor Transport (IVT) with magnitude shaded in units of kg m-1 s-1, direction indicated by vectors and mean sea level pressure contoured in hPa. Top right Integrated water vapor (IWV) with magnitude shaded in units of mm, 850-hPa wind vectors, and mean sea level pressure contoured in hPa. Bottom left: 500-hPa absolute vorticty shaded in x10-5 s-1, heights contoured in geopotential meters and winds. Bottom right: 250-hPa wind barbs with magnitude shaded in knots and heights contoured in geopotential meters. Markers on each plot represent dropsonde locations from each aircraft.

Dropsondes

Left: Vertically Integrated Water Vapor Transport (IVT) with magnitude shaded in units of kg m-1 s-1, direction indicated by vectors and mean sea level pressure contoured in hPa. Green point represents to the location of the dropseonde used to produce the skew-T diagram on the right. Right: Skew-T diagram for the location highlighted showing temperature (blue line), dew point (red line), wind (barbs) and water vapor flux (black line) throughout the atmosphere.

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