data collected during this field experiment has been gathered
into a Data Base: here. This critical task has been coordinated by the Toulouse
Météo-France GAME group, but has involved all participants.
This Data Base has been opened three-weeks after the
end of operations to the scientific community at large
(it is not restricted to FASTEX participants) on the INTERNET
at the home page of the present site. This Data Base has many
assets to offer to any person interested in mid-latitude cyclones:
more than 10,000 high-resolution,
checked, in situ soundings spread all along the storm-track (not just on its beginning or end), a remarkable collection
of remotely sensed data and a full series of analyzed fields
combining the obervations into a coherent set (Fig. J)
are three examples.
The first scientific results will be published
at the end of 1999 in a special issue of the Quarterly Journal
of the Royal Meteorological Society. However, the scientific
work on the data is currently going on and will so for a few
book available on this site provides some reference information
on the field phase and shows some of the first results, especially
those relating to the organization of the cloud systems.