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https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-259
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-259
12 Mar 2024
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TAMS: A Tracking, Classifying, and Variable-Assigning Algorithm for Mesoscale Convective Systems in Simulated and Satellite-Derived Datasets

Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio and Zachary L. Moon

Abstract. The Tracking Algorithm for Mesoscale Convective Systems (TAMS) is a tracking, classifying, and variable-assigning algorithm for mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). TAMS was initially developed to analyze MCSs over Africa and their relation to African easterly waves using satellite-derived datasets. This paper describes TAMS v2.0, an open-source MCS tracking and classifying Python-based package that can be used to study both observed and simulated MCSs. Each step of the algorithm is described with examples showing how to make use of visualization and post-processing tools within the package. A unique and valuable feature of this MCS tracker is its support for unstructured grids in the MCS identification stage and grid-independent tracking of MCSs, enabling application across various native modeling grids and satellite-derived products. A description of the available settings and helper functions is also provided. Finally, we share some of the current development goals for TAMS.

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Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio and Zachary L. Moon

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2024-259', Julia Kukulies, 30 Mar 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2024-259', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 May 2024
  • EC1: 'Reviewer 3 comments', Peter Caldwell, 15 May 2024
  • AC1: 'AC Response', Kelly Núñez Ocasio, 10 Jun 2024

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2024-259', Julia Kukulies, 30 Mar 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2024-259', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 May 2024
  • EC1: 'Reviewer 3 comments', Peter Caldwell, 15 May 2024
  • AC1: 'AC Response', Kelly Núñez Ocasio, 10 Jun 2024
Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio and Zachary L. Moon
Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio and Zachary L. Moon

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TAMS is an open-source mesoscale convective system tracking and classifying Python-based package that can be used to study observed and simulated systems. Each step of the algorithm is described in this paper with examples showing how to make use of visualization and post-processing tools within the package. A unique and valuable feature of this tracker is its support for unstructured grids in the identification stage and grid-independent tracking.