Feb 23, 2015

A Transient Cycle Length with Multiple Phasing Cycles

So where was I? Ah yes, I dropped the high amplitude and frequency states (ISO short-term component, 10-20 days) from the CONUS output and plotted the 30-90 day correlations exclusively. More

The map below shows the RAOB stations that I collect data from. I don't collect Canada or Mexico and it seems I randomly do not collect in the deep south US. I blame it on laziness. I am super lazy.

My thoughts are not well organized or educated. They are likely difficult to follow. I will attempt to explain them in short detail. The image below shows which region the highest correlations stem from. The range is 0-1. The higher the value, the more high correlations stem from that region. Example; the daily analysis for 2/21 shows region 5 has 9% of it's stations reporting a top 10 value. Region 8 60% and region 9 67% of it's stations in the top 10. This correlation could be considered "east based", where this region shows the most correlation.

These correlations are charted in a heat-map like table form. The image below shows the first 21 days of February. The left most table is the top 10 cycle lengths, listed from left to right, 1 through 10. The table directly to the right is the corresponding correlation values. The 3 tables to the right are mode, median, and average of cycle lengths for the previous 30 days, since December 1st, and since August 1st. The entire table can be found here.

A quick analysis of the heat-maps suggest a transient cycle length with multiple phasing cycles taking place. Similar to a standing wave. If there are any questions, comments, or suggestions on the material presented please let me know. Thanks for reading!

Framework: Use current NOAA/ESRL Radiosonde Database to analyze large-scale upper atmosphere patterns in standing wave notation. Described specifically to harmonics, reflecting the temporal/transient behavior of the frequency wavelengths in correlation and relating Intraseasonal Oscillation to Mid-Latitude recurring weather patterns.

Goal: Forecasting skill of upper-air and surface weather trends.