Jakob Beran
PhD student at MISU


Cyclone tracking methods


Extratropical cyclones are fundamental meteorological features and play a key role in many weather phenomena at middle and high latitudes. The majority of these cyclones are of small and medium size, and with a wind strength of moderate magnitude. However, some of the cyclones develop into storms that may cause large damage in populated regions. Thus, it is important to provide the society with accurate diagnostic of cyclone activity. Methods to automatically detect and track cyclones over their lifetime has therefore been developed.
In this review seminar, I will start off with the IMILAST study, which is an intercomparison study of 15 different cyclone tracking methods. I will give an overview of the main features that characterises a cyclone tracking method, and some of the differences between methods will also be discussed.
Finally, I will briefly show what we aim to study when we later this year will perform high-resolution in-situ simulations with OpenIFS.

Time and Place

Thursday May 17th 14.15
Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor