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The reference papers for the TOOCAN algorithm and databases are the following:

Fiolleau, T. and Roca, R.: A Deep Convective Systems Database Derived from the Intercalibrated Meteorological Geostationary Satellite Fleet and the TOOCAN algorithm (2012–2020), Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2024.

Fiolleau, T., R. Roca, S. Cloché, D. Bouniol, P. Raberanto, 2020: Homogenization of geostationary infrared imager channels for cold cloud studies using Megha-Tropiques/ScaRaB. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol 58, no. 9, pp. 6609-6622. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2020.2978171

Fiolleau, T. and R. Roca, 2013: An Algorithm for the Detection and Tracking of Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems Using Infrared Images From Geostationary Satellite, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 51, no. 7, pp. 4302–4315. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2227762

CC BY 4.0 : Permission is granted to use these data in research and publications mentionning the dataset DOI and the reference articles and accompanied by the following statement: The authors acknowledge the data center ESPRI/IPSL for providing access to the data.