Marianne has updated the Best Practices Document. The main update is the addition of Chapter 3.6, which describes the Convective initiation product developed by the Japanese Meteorological Agency that is run operationally on MTSAT data.
A new version (30 July 2012) of the “living” Best Practice document has been prepared. Please download and comment on this document, authored by John Mecikalski, Kris Bedka and Marianne König.
Please take note of the methods they describe. The intention is that this document is a “living” document and you are strongly encouraged to add sections to it, describing alternative nowcasting methods. The “Best Practice document” and your contributions will be a topic in upcoming CWG meetings.