Quick description

rainymotion is a Python library for radar-based precipitation nowcasting based on optical flow techniques. The main idea is to provide a stack of open models which can serve as a transparent benchmark for further development of nowcasting techniques. An extensive verification study in Germany has shown that the rainymotion models based on Dense optical flow are at least equivalent if not superior to state-of-the-art operational nowcasting techniques.

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Homepage

https://rainymotion.readthedocs.io

Code Repository

https://github.com/hydrogo/rainymotion

Software Documentation

https://rainymotion.readthedocs.io

License model

MIT

Year of first release

2018

Main programming language

Python

Supported platforms

Linux, Mac, Windows

Type of software

API/Library

References

Ayzel, G., Heistermann, M., Winterrath, T. (2018): Optical flow models as an open benchmark for radar-based precipitation nowcasting (rainymotion v0.1), manuscript submitted to Geoscientific Model Development.