An Enhanced Geostationary Satellite–Based Convective Initiation Algorithm for 0–2-h Nowcasting with Object Tracking

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This paper describes an enhanced 0–2-h convective initiation (CI) nowcasting algorithm known as Satellite Convection Analysis and Tracking, version 2 (SATCASTv2). Tracking of developing cumulus cloud ‘‘objects’’ in advance of CI was developed as a means of reducing errors caused by tracking single satellite pixels of cumulus clouds, as identified in… (More)

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