Days 196.0 to 201.0, 15-July to 20-July

Significant events at the ship during this period.
Meteorological Summary: The ship operated within 200 km of the coast of Portugal during this period. A low pressure system on the Iberian Peninsula brought clouds on days 196 and 197. This is seen in the satellite pictures, the high RHs in the radiosonde plot for day 196 and in the low total solar radiation at the ship on day 197. The low did not affect the back trajectories much, as they appeared to be controlled by the much larger North Atlantic High. Almost all trajectories reaching the ship at 950 and 850 mb appeared to pass over at least part of Spain or Portugal. After the beginning of day 198 BL heights were very low (500m or less).

Met data available for Period 6