Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
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, Maik Heistermann, and Tanja Winterrath

Model code and software

hydrogo/rainymotion: rainymotion v0.1 G. Ayzel et al.

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.