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MESH Tracks

MESH Tracks

Short Description

The maximum Maximum Estimated Size of Hail (MESH) value during a specified time period.

Subproducts

MESH Tracks

  • 30 minute
  • 60 minute
  • 120 minute
  • 240 minute
  • 360 minute
  • 1440 minute

Primary Users

NWS: WFO, CWSU, AWC, SPC

Other: EM

Input Sources

Maximum Estimated Size of Hail (MESH)

Resolution

Spatial Resolution: 0.01o Latitude (~1.11 km) x 0.01o Longitude (~1.01 km at 25oN and 0.73 km at 49oN)

Temporal Resolution: 2 minutes

Product Creation

MESH Tracks are computed by taking the maximum value of MESH over the specified time period.

Technical Details

References

Witt, A., M. D. Eilts, G. J. Stumpf, J. T. Johnson, E. D. Mitchell, and K. W. Thomas, 1998: An enhanced hail detection algorithm for the WSR-88D. Wea. Forecasting, 13, 286-303.