What is it about?

Several test cases are presented to be used to compare binary image metrics/measures with an aim at representing difficult comparisons in weather forecast verification. Several such measures are also applied to the cases, including the Hausdorff distance, mean-error distance, Baddeley's delta metric, dFSS, among others.

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In the last couple of decades, many new weather forecast verification methods have been developed that better address forecast performance spatially. These methods were developed in response to a need for better summaries of forecast performance as the resolution of weather models increased to a point where the high-resolution models had worse verification summaries than the coarser ones, even when a visual inspection of the two revealed that the high-resolution model was much better. New spatial verification methods are still being developed, and there is still a lack of information about which ones are most appropriate. These test cases go a long way towards identifying properties of the so called distance-based methods.

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This page is a summary of: A novel set of geometric verification test fields with application to distance measures, Monthly Weather Review, March 2020, American Meteorological Society,
DOI: 10.1175/mwr-d-19-0256.1.
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