Heat and Energy Transport

Transport in the Atmosphere

The FLEXPART model, based on ECMWF data, will be used to analyse total energy, heat and water transport in the atmosphere. By performing domain-filling transport model simulations with the Lagrangian particle dispersion model, as well as forward and backward simulations for particular sites, Lagrangian transport climatologies, as well as global statistics, can be established. Furthermore, case studies of particular extreme events shall be performed, for example heat waves and extreme precipitation events. The main goal is to gain a better understanding of the physical processes in the atmosphere. With this method the heat transport during heat waves, or the global moisture transport in the atmosphere (Stohl and James, 2004) can be analysed.