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Fourier shape descriptors to identify mid-latitude weather systems
Author(s): Claire Delsol; Kevin I. Hodges
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Paper Abstract

The identification and tracking of mid-latitude weather systems in satellite imagery is explored using an automatic and objective technique based on Fourier Shape detectors. The method originating from medical image processing combines model-based information into a boundary-finding process for continuously deformable objects. In order to implement the method, a preliminary approach has been to test it on synthetic storms. In this paper we also present a first attempt on a real image of a mid-latitude storm that occurred over Scandinavia on the 15th December 1999. Further work will be to analyze IR and Visible daily composites since 1978 from the Advanced Very-High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA polar-orbiter satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4541, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing VII, (28 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454169
Show Author Affiliations
Claire Delsol, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)
Kevin I. Hodges, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4541:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing VII
Sebastiano Bruno Serpico, Editor(s)

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