[Research β˜”] Nowcasting the Next Hour of Rain (by DeepMind)

GitHub: https://github.com/deepmind/deepmind-research/tree/master/nowcasting
Colab: Google Colab
Paper: Skilful precipitation nowcasting using deep generative models of radar | Nature

Recently introduced deep learning methods use radar to directly predict future rain rates, free of physical constraints5,6. While they accurately predict low-intensity rainfall, their operational utility is limited because their lack of constraints produces blurry nowcasts at longer lead times, yielding poor performance on rarer medium-to-heavy rain events. Here we present a deep generative model for the probabilistic nowcasting of precipitation from radar that addresses these challenges.

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this is super cool and there’s a colab for you to try the model: https://colab.sandbox.google.com/github/deepmind/deepmind-research/blob/master/nowcasting/Open_sourced_dataset_and_model_snapshot_for_precipitation_nowcasting.ipynb#scrollTo=wFD0zFFyuHzH