Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 1387–1402, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1387-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 1387–1402, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-1387-2019

Model description paper 09 Apr 2019

Model description paper | 09 Apr 2019

Optical flow models as an open benchmark for radar-based precipitation nowcasting (rainymotion v0.1)

Georgy Ayzel et al.

Model code and software

hydrogo/rainymotion: rainymotion v0.1 G. Ayzel et al. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2561583

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Short summary
How much will it rain within the next hour? To answer this question, we developed rainymotion – an open source Python software library for precipitation nowcasting. In our benchmark experiments, including a state-of-the-art operational model, rainymotion demonstrated its ability to deliver timely and reliable nowcasts for a broad range of rainfall events. This way, rainymotion can serve as a baseline solution in the field of precipitation nowcasting.