interactive tool for tracking convective clusters from satellite and
Robert Rabin1,2 and
1NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory
near real-time and archived satellite, radar, and environmental data
for the CONUS.
Beginning in 2009
east and west IR (11
micron) imagery at
reflectivity from WSR-88D network (from NSSL National Mosiac QPE
- Time series
along path of user selected cold cloud clusters:
radar attributes (such as
cloud top temperature and maximum azmuthal shear)
from objective analysis of surface and RUC data (NOAA/SPC)
Paths are from K-means tracking of satellite IR features and are scale
1) Frames to
from pull-down menus in this order:
3) End time
of radar, map, tracks: select and deselect by clicking appropriate
If zoom is selected, click on image to
magnify. Zoom may be applied repeatedly.
(animate) and zoom: select and deselect by clicking the boxes.
Roam is enabled by holding left mouse button and
moving the cursor.
1) Activate by placing cursor on desired track and
holding down shift key
and left mouse button at the same time.
2) Drag time series window to
desired location: move the cursor while holding the left mouse button.
desired parameters from clicking on pull down menu and selecting up to
two for display at any one time.
4)Values of plotted
parameters may be obtained from the labels on the y-axis,
displayed when moving the cursor over the points on the graphs.
*Support for this work was provided by the NOAA High
Performance Computing and Communications project (HPCC) and the GOES
I/M Product Assurance Plan (GIMPAP)
Presentation at the AMS Annual meeting in January 2004: "Storm
Tracker: a Web-Based Tool for Working with the Automated Tracking of
Disclaimer. The products and imagery
shown here are experimental. These have been generated within a
research environment and are not intended to be considered operational.
Timeliness, availability, and accuracy are sought but not guaranteed.
Last update was 19 June 2009. Feedback.
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