GOES Cross Sections
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GOES Soundings Horizontal Field Archives


These cross-sections represent only a small sampling of the possible cross-sections that can be produced from the GOES-Soundings. A variety of parameters and endpoint pairs were selected in order to represent some of the more interesting possibilities. All parameters displayed are in some way tied into the moisture fields. This was done because the GOES Soundings have far more impact on the first guess (model) moisture fields than on the first guess temperature fields.


Cross Sections from GOES Soundings
THETA-E MIXING RATIO
Berlin, NH to Puerta Plata, D.R. Berlin, NH to Puerta Plata, D.R.
Brownsville, TX to Miami, FL Brownsville, TX to Miami, FL
Cheyenne, WY to Chicago, IL Cheyenne, WY to Chicago, IL
Duluth, MN to Caribou, ME Duluth, MN to Caribou, ME
Eureka, CA to Dover, DE Eureka, CA to Dover, DE
Spokane, WA to Los Angeles, CA Spokane, WA to Los Angeles, CA
Glasgow, MT to El Paso, TX Glasgow, MT to El Paso, TX
Intrntnl Falls, MN to New Orleans, LA Intrntnl Falls, MN to New Orleans, LA
Memphis, TN to Cape Hatteras, NC Memphis, TN to Cape Hatteras, NC
Tijuana, Mexico to Caribou, ME Tijuana, Mexico to Caribou, ME
Chicago, IL to Boston, MA Chicago, IL to Boston, MA
San Diego, CA to Dallas, TX San Diego, CA to Dallas, TX
Seattle, WA to Bismarck, ND Seattle, WA to Bismarck, ND
San Francisco, CA to Dodge City, KS San Francisco, CA to Dodge City, KS
Shrevesport, LA to Charleston, SC Shrevesport, LA to Charleston, SC
St. Louis, MO to Washington, D.C. St. Louis, MO to Washington, D.C.
Vancouver, B.C. to Nassau, Bahamas Vancouver, B.C. to Nassau, Bahamas
Toronto, Ontario to Tampa, FL Toronto, Ontario to Tampa, FL


RELATIVE HUMIDITY WET BULB TEMPERATURE
Berlin, NH to Puerta Plata, D.R. Berlin, NH to Puerta Plata, D.R.
Brownsville, TX to Miami, FL Brownsville, TX to Miami, FL
Cheyenne, WY to Chicago, IL Cheyenne, WY to Chicago, IL
Duluth, MN to Caribou, ME Duluth, MN to Caribou, ME
Eureka, CA to Dover, DE Eureka, CA to Dover, DE
Spokane, WA to Los Angeles, CA Spokane, WA to Los Angeles, CA
Glasgow, MT to El Paso, TX Glasgow, MT to El Paso, TX
Intrntnl Falls, MN to New Orleans, LA Intrntnl Falls, MN to New Orleans, LA
Memphis, TN to Cape Hatteras, NC Memphis, TN to Cape Hatteras, NC
Tijuana, Mexico to Caribou, ME Tijuana, Mexico to Caribou, ME
Chicago, IL to Boston, MA Chicago, IL to Boston, MA
San Diego, CA to Dallas, TX San Diego, CA to Dallas, TX
Seattle, WA to Bismarck, ND Seattle, WA to Bismarck, ND
San Francisco, CA to Dodge City, KS San Francisco, CA to Dodge City, KS
Shrevesport, LA to Charleston, SC Shrevesport, LA to Charleston, SC
St. Louis, MO to Washington, D.C. St. Louis, MO to Washington, D.C.
Vancouver, B.C. to Nassau, Bahamas Vancouver, B.C. to Nassau, Bahamas
Toronto, Ontario to Tampa, FL Toronto, Ontario to Tampa, FL



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