A climatology of mesoscale convective systems over Europe using satellite infrared imagery. II: Characteristics of European mesoscale convective systems

@article{Morel2002ACO,
  title={A climatology of mesoscale convective systems over Europe using satellite infrared imagery. II: Characteristics of European mesoscale convective systems},
  author={Christophe Morel and St{\'e}phane S{\'e}n{\'e}si},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={128}
}
  • C. MorelS. Sénési
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
An automated method for mesoscale convective system (MCS) identification and tracking (described in part I) is applied in order to derive a sound European MCS database using Meteosat infrared channel (IR10.8) images centred over Europe, the western Mediterranean and north Africa. The database covers five warm seasons, from April to September, for the years 1993 to 1997 and includes more than 6000 MCSs reaching at least an area of 10 000 km2. 

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