(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

The self-organizing map in synoptic climatological research

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHERIDAN S.C. (1) ; LEE C.C. (1) ;
(1) State Univ., Kent, ETATS-UNIS


Self-organizing maps (SOMs) are a relative newcomer to synoptic climatology. In this paper, the AA. review the major developments and climatological applications of SOMs in the literature. The SOM can be used in synoptic climatological analysis in a manner similar to most other clustering methods. However, the most intriguing development with SOMs has been the new avenues of visualization; the resultant spatial patterns of any variable can be more readily understood when displayed in a SOM. This improved visualization has led to SOMs becoming an increasingly popular tool in various research with climatological applications from other disciplines as well


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no1 [pp. 109-119]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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