Cyclone Tracking Algorithms
Co-Conveners: H. Wernli , C. C. Raible 

Automatic cyclone tracking algorithms are used to determine paths of mid-latitude cyclones with the aims to understand weather and climate variability, to verify climate model simulations and to assess climate change impacts. The algorithms use a variety of different approaches to reconstruct the trajectories. The main steps are an appropriate definition of cyclone centers and the implementation of a mathematical approach to determine the space-time curves. Some approaches apply a prefiltering of the data. A considerable set of parameters is involved which impact the results. In this session all kinds of presentations are welcome which are related to the analysis of cyclone tracks. Convenient aspects are the comparison of algorithms and verifications, parameter dependencies, and the impact of data set properties.