Change Log

Version 2.3.0

Release Date: 2020-12-22

  • A new version of h8 data parser(swirlspy.sat.h8_v2) added
  • A function to read TMD radar data (swirlspy.rad.read_netcdf_th_precip, swirlspy.rad.read_netcdf_th_refl) added
  • FSS and Physical loss functions to train up deep learning precipitation nowcast model added
  • Various example added
  • Various bug fixes

Version 2.2.0

Release Date: 2020-06-02

  • A module of use deep learning technique to tackle precipitation nowcasting (swirlspy.qpf.dl) added
  • A function to resample data into specific coordinate values (swirlspy.preprocess.grid_align) added
  • Various example added
  • Various bug fixes

Version 2.1.0

Release Date: 2020-02-18

  • A module to process prediction and nowcast result blending (RaINS) (swirlspy.blending.nwp_bias_correction) added
  • A module to GPU version of sla (swirlspy.qpf.sla) added
  • Various example added
  • Various bug fixes

Version 2.0.9

Release Date: 2019-12-13

  • A module to process Vertically Integrated Ice (VII) (swirlspy.rad.calc_vii) added
  • A module to process Vertically Integrated Liquid (swirlspy.rad.calc_vil) added
  • A module to process Indonesia netCDF file (swirlspy.rad.netcdf_id.read_netcdf_id) added
  • A module to process Himawari-8 data file (swirlspy.sat.h8.read_h8_data) added
  • A new module to investigates observation lies within circular region added
  • A new module to blend different source of data added
  • Procedure to approve new users enhanced
  • Various bug fixes

Version 2.0.8

Release Date: 2019-09-26

  • A QPF motion field method “Constant” from pySTEPS added
  • A QPF motion field method “DARTS” from pySTEPS added
  • A QPF motion field method “Dense Lucas Kanade” from pySTEPS added
  • A QPF motion field method “VET” from pySTEPS added
  • A QPF forecast method “Extrapolation” from pySTEPS added
  • A QPF forecast method “SPROG” from pySTEPS added
  • A QPF forecast method “SSEPS” from pySTEPS added
  • A QPF forecast method “STEPS” from pySTEPS added
  • A method to convert a given xarray to rainfall depth added
  • A method to convert a given xarray to rainfall rate added
  • A method to convert a given xarray to radar reflectivity added
  • A method to accumulate rainfall amount added
  • A method for temporal interpolation added
  • A new example “SPROG (HK)” added
  • A new example “STEPS (HK)” added
  • A new example on probabilistic verification added
  • Procedure to approve new users enhanced
  • Various editorial changes to the documentation
  • Various bug fixes

Version 2.0.7

Release Date: 2019-07-09

  • A module on lightning density map added
  • For IRIS Raw data file, a feature to extract data in 3-dimension addded
  • Examples adopted subplots to improve readability

Version 2.0.6

Release Date: 2019-05-17

  • The QPE module revamped, now supports fast compositing of rain gauge and radar QPE by averaging with weights corresponding to the Truthness of the respective sensors
  • The example QPE in Hong Kong revamped to make use of the new QPE Module
  • An example on QPE in Manila added. Thanks @Perez for the contribution!
  • An example on QPF in Manila added. Thanks @Perez again for the contribution!
  • A new module on Lightning Nowcast added
  • A new example on Lightning Nowcast added

Version 2.0.5

Release Date: 2019-04-12

  • An example on PQPF added
  • The example on QPF rewritten to better illustrate usage
  • A new class Rain introduced to process Rain Gauge observation data
  • A module to process IRIS radar product file (swirlspy.rad.irisref) added
  • A module to compute Fraction Skill Score (FSS) added
  • A new module to resample gridded data added
  • QPE rfmap module rewritten to harmonise with the QPF data model
  • A new page namely Publications added
  • A new page namely Awards added
  • Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019 added to the Awards web page

Version 2.0.4

Release Date: 2019-03-05

  • All rad modules (except CINRAD) amended to return fully labelled xarrays
  • Original ROVER separated into ROVER (Image Highlight + VarFlow) and SLA (Semi-Lagrangian Advection)
  • QPE Utils with methods like dbz2rr, rr2rf etc. added
  • An Example on Radar QPE added
  • Getting Started amended to give clearer instructions to potential and new users
  • Bugs fixed
  • Documentations updated
  • Better PEP8 compliance
  • Sample data restructured

Version 2.0.3

Release Date: 2019-02-01

  • Bugs fixed
  • Documentations updated
  • Module QPF/ROVER added, which was updated to work with OpenCV3
  • Philosophy added to Contributors’ Guide
  • Examples on QPF/ROVER and Verification modules added

Version 2.0.2

Release Date: 2019-01-22

  • Bug fixes
  • Editorial amendments to documentations
  • Made testing no longer necessary on docker image
  • Added simple verification module
  • Added pages
    • Data Model and xarray
    • Z-R Relationship
    • Most Active Developers

Version 2.0.1

Release Date: 2019-01-09

  • Bug fixes
  • Editorial amendments to documentations
  • Added page Examples

Version 2.0.0

Release Date: 2018-12-19

First publicly released version.