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Parikh et al. 1999

Parikh, J.A., J.S. DaPonte, J.N. Vitale, and G. Tselioudis, 1999: An evolutionary system for recognition and tracking of synoptic-scale storm systems. Pattern Recogn. Lett., 20, 1389-1396.

An evolutionary system was developed for generation of complete tracks of northern midlatitude synoptic-scale storm systems based on optical flow and cloud motion analyses of global satellite-based datasets produced by the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP). The tracking results were compared with low sea level pressure anomaly (SLPA) tracks obtained from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Stufies (GISS). The SLPA tracks were produced at GISS by analysis of meteorological, ground-based National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) datasets. Results from the evolutionary system were also compared with results from using (a) the k-nearest neighbor rule (k-NN) and (b) self-organizing maps (SOM) to determine correspondences between consecutive locations within a track. The consistency of our evolutionary system tracking results with the behavior of the low sea level pressure anomaly tracks, the ability of our evolutionary system to generate and evaluate complete tracks, and the close comparison between the results obtained by the evolutionary, k-NN, and SOM analyses of the ISCCP-derived datasets at tracking steps in which proximity or optical flow information sufficed to determine movement, demonstrate the applicability and the potential of evolutionary systems for tracking midlatitude storm systems through low-resolution ISCCP cloud product datasets.

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BibTeX Citation

  author={Parikh, J. A. and DaPonte, J. S. and Vitale, J. N. and Tselioudis, G.},
  title={An evolutionary system for recognition and tracking of synoptic-scale storm systems},
  journal={Pattern Recognition Letters},

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RIS Citation

ID  - pa05000n
AU  - Parikh, J. A.
AU  - DaPonte, J. S.
AU  - Vitale, J. N.
AU  - Tselioudis, G.
PY  - 1999
TI  - An evolutionary system for recognition and tracking of synoptic-scale storm systems
JA  - Pattern Recogn. Lett.
JO  - Pattern Recognition Letters
VL  - 20
SP  - 1389
EP  - 1396
ER  -

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