EasyRain: A User-Friendly Platform for Comparing Precipitation Nowcasting Models

Ji Cheng, Guimu Guo, Da Yan, Xiaotian Hao, Wilfred Ng

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Abstract

Precipitation nowcasting, which predicts rainfall intensity in the near future, has been studied by meteorologists for decades. Currently, computer vision techniques, especially optical flow based methods, are widely adopted by observatories since they deliver reasonable performance without the need of model training. However, their performance is highly sensitive to model parameters which require a lot of empirical knowledge to optimize. With the recent success of deep learning (DL), machine learning researchers have started to explore the use of spatiotemporal DL models for precipitation nowcasting, which have demonstrated a better performance than optical flow based methods. However, DL models are not easy to conFigure for nonDL experts such as meteorologists. In this poster, we introduce EasyRain, a platform with a user-friendly web interface to help users without domain knowledge (in DL and/or meteorology) to efficiently build DL and optical flow based models. We will demonstrate the efficiency and usability of EasyRain for training, tuning, and comparing precipitation nowcasting models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019
EditorsChaitanya Baru, Jun Huan, Latifur Khan, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Ronay Ak, Yuanyuan Tian, Roger Barga, Carlo Zaniolo, Kisung Lee, Yanfang Fanny Ye
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6019-6021
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728108582
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2019Dec 12 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period12/9/1912/12/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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