Evaluating satellite-based cloud persistence and displacement nowcasting techniques over complex terrain
Cloud nowcasting (0-6 hour forecasts) is an important area of study for weather forecasting, solar energy estimation, and Department of Defense (DoD) applications. The DoD is developing data assimilation methods to predict cloud movement. However these systems require valuable time to run and are not always accurate. Because many military operations are of a time-sensitive nature, fast-processing cloud nowcasting techniques are required. Satellite imagery has shown that clouds move at varying speeds and in different directions, while some tend not to move at all. We test the hypothesis that ...
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