Automated storm tracking for terminal air traffic control
September 1, 1995
Good estimates of storm motion are essential to improved air traffic control operations during times of inclement weather. Automating such a service is a challenge, however, because meteorological phenomena exist as complex distributed systems that exhibit motion across a wide spectrum of scales. Even when viewed from a fixed perspective, these evolving dynamic systems can test the extent of our definition of motion, as well as any attempt at automated tracking of this motion. Image-based motion detection and processing appear to provide the best route toward robust performance of an automated tracking system.