Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Methods for assessment of models
03 Feb 2023
Methods for assessment of models |  | 03 Feb 2023

Cell tracking of convective rainfall: sensitivity of climate-change signal to tracking algorithm and cell definition (Cell-TAO v1.0)

Edmund P. Meredith, Uwe Ulbrich, and Henning W. Rust

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Cell-tracking algorithms allow for the study of properties of a convective cell across its lifetime and, in particular, how these respond to climate change. We investigated whether the design of the algorithm can affect the magnitude of the climate-change signal. The algorithm's criteria for identifying a cell were found to have a strong impact on the warming response. The sensitivity of the warming response to different algorithm settings and cell types should thus be fully explored.