The Rapidly Developing Thunderstorm product provides in object-mode information about significant convective systems. Various attributes
describe the convective system: cloud-top temperature and height, overshooting tops, morphological attributes. The product uses the satellite
brightness temperature of various channels and optional data like NWP data, lightning data and other NWCSAF products. A nowcast of convective
systems is developed for 2016.
A new NWCSAF product (Convection Initiation – the probability of a cloudy pixel to become a thunderstorm) will be developed for 2016.
Filed under Keywords:
NWC-SAF, thunderstorm, tracking, convective initiation