Mesoscale Convective Complexes over Southern Africa

  title={Mesoscale Convective Complexes over Southern Africa},
  author={Ross C. Blamey and Chris J. C. Reason},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
AbstractThe maximum spatial correlation technique (MASCOTTE) is an objective and automated method developed to simultaneously determine both the structural properties and evolution (tracking) of cloud shields of convective systems. Originally designed to monitor systems over the Amazon region, this method has now been adapted for subtropical southern Africa. In this paper, a detailed climatology of 70 mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) that occurred during the austral summer months over… 

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