Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
11 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 11 Oct 2019

Effects of high-resolution geostationary satellite imagery on the predictability of tropical thunderstorms over Southeast Asia

Kwonmin Lee, Hye-Sil Kim, and Yong-Sang Choi


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Jun 2019) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Kwonmin Lee on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Aug 2019) by Paolo Tarolli
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Aug 2019) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Kwonmin Lee on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This study examined the advances in the predictability of thunderstorms using geostationary satellite imageries. Our present results show that by using the latest geostationary satellite data (with a resolution of 2 km and 10 min), thunderstorms can be predicted 90–180 min ahead of their mature state. These data can capture the rapidly growing cloud tops before the cloud moisture falls as precipitation and enable prompt preparation and the mitigation of hazards.
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