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Detection of hazardous storms over South Africa using MSG/SEVIRI image data
Author(s): Caroline H. Hardy; André L. Nel
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Paper Abstract

A methodology for detecting potentially hazardous storms over South Africa using meteorological satellite imagery from Meteosat Second Generation (MSG)/SEVIRI is presented. An index indicative of the hazardous potential of a storm is defined to aid in the identification of affected geographical areas and to quantify the destructive potential of the detected storm. The data from MSG/SEVIRI infrared channels is employed to analyze potentially hazardous storms. A hazardous potential index (HPI) is generated through the use of image processing techniques such as cloud masking, cloud tracking and an image-based analysis of the constituent elements of a severe convective storm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7827, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV, 78270X (11 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864869
Show Author Affiliations
Caroline H. Hardy, Univ. of Johannesburg (South Africa)
André L. Nel, Univ. of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7827:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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