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Dataset Card for UK Nimrod 1km Rainfall Radar Dataset

Dataset Summary

This dataset contains UK Nimrod rainfall radar data for 2016-2019 as used in the Skillful Precipitation Nowcasting Using Deep Generative Model of Radar paper by DeepMind. This dataset is an unofficial mirror of the open sourced dataset available here: gs://dm-nowcasting/datasets/nowcasting_open_source_osgb/nimrod_osgb_1000m_yearly_splits/radar/20200718

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Dataset Structure

Data Instances

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Data Fields

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Data Splits

The train data is all days except the first of each month for 2016-2018. The validation is the first of every month for 2016-2018. The test data is all of 2019.

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

This dataset was originally created for training a generative model for forecasting rainfall percipitation.

Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

DeepMind initially collected the data from the UK Met Office and post processed it into this dataset.

Who are the source language producers?

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Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

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Additional Information

Dataset Curators

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Licensing Information

The provided post-processed nowcasting dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and it contains public sector information licensed by the Met Office under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Citation Information

Cite DeepMind, and the authors of Skillful Precipitation Nowcasting using Deep Generative Models of Radar, Ravuri et al. 2021.

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