The pySTEPS initiative is a community that develops and maintains an easy to use, modular, free and open-source python framework for short-term ensemble prediction systems.
The focus is on probabilistic nowcasting of radar precipitation fields, but pySTEPS is designed to allow a wider range of uses.
The pysteps documentation is available on Read the Docs
The easiest way to install pysteps is through conda. To install the pysteps package in an existing conda environment:
conda install -c conda-forge pysteps
Please refer to the pysteps installation guide for more detailed installation instructions.
We encourage you to open Issues via our GitHub page. ALternatively, you can get in touch with the pysteps community on our pysteps slack. To get access to it, you first need to ask for an invitation, which you can automatically receive visiting this invite page. This page can sometimes take a while to load so please be patient.
A second edition of our nowcasting workshop will take place at ERAD2020 in Locarno, Switzerland, on Aug 30th! Registration to the short course will open on March 2020. More information will follow.
Our first workshop using pysteps took place during ERAD2018 in Ede-Wageningen, NL, on 1 July 2018. With over 30 participants, this was a very successful workshop! We would like to thank all the participants for their enthusiasm and commitment!
The short-course description and training material are available on the ERAD2018 website (search for short-course 4: Radar-based Ensemble Precipitation Nowcasting).
One stochastic ensemble member produced by pysteps starting from the radar composite image from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).
Probability to exceed 1.0 mm/h derived from a 20-member ensemble nowcast for the above FMI example.
The reliability diagram for 0.1 mm/h threshold and a +60 minute ensemble nowcast with 20 members computed for the above FMI example.
Pulkkinen, S., D. Nerini, A. Perez Hortal, C. Velasco-Forero, U. Germann, A. Seed, and L. Foresti, 2019: Pysteps: an open-source Python library for probabilistic precipitation nowcasting (v1.0). Geosci. Model Dev., 12 (10), 4185–4219. doi:10.5194/gmd-12-4185-2019.
Pulkkinen, S., D. Nerini, A. Perez Hortal, C. Velasco-Forero, U. Germann, A. Seed, and L. Foresti, 2019: pysteps - a Community-Driven Open-Source Library for Precipitation Nowcasting. Poster presented at the 3rd European Nowcasting Conference, Madrid, ES. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31368.67840.