Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4551–4570, 2019

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Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4551–4570, 2019
Methods for assessment of models
30 Oct 2019
Methods for assessment of models | 30 Oct 2019

tobac 1.2: towards a flexible framework for tracking and analysis of clouds in diverse datasets

Max Heikenfeld et al.

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Short summary
We present tobac (Tracking and Object-Based Analysis of Clouds), a newly developed framework for tracking and analysing clouds in different types of datasets. It provides a flexible new way to include the evolution of individual clouds in a wide range of analyses. It is developed as a community project to provide a common basis for the inclusion of existing tracking algorithms and the development of new analyses that involve tracking clouds and other features in geoscientific research.