This study has applied computerized pattern analysis techniques to the location and classification of feature of several mature extratropical cyclones that were depicted in GOES satellite images. These features include the location of the center of the cyclone vortex core and the location of the associated occluded front. The cyclone type was classified in accord with the scheme of Troup and Streten. The present analysis was implemented on a personal computer, results were obtained within approximately one or two minutes without the intervention of an analyst.

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