Recurrent Neural Networks for Meteorological Time Series Imputation

Anibal Flores, Hugo Tito, Deymor Centty
2020 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
The aim of the work presented in this paper is to analyze the effectiveness of recurrent neural networks in imputation processes of meteorological time series, for this six different models based on recurrent neural networks such as Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) and Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU) are implemented and it is experimented with hourly meteorological time series such as temperature, wind direction and wind velocity. The implemented models have architectures of 2, 3 and 4 sequential
more » ... 4 sequential layers and their results are compared with each other, as well as with other imputation techniques for univariate time series mainly based on moving averages. The results show that for temperature time series on average the recurrent neural network achieve better results than the imputation techniques based on moving averages; in the case of wind direction time series, on average only one model based on RNN manages to exceed the models based on moving averages; and finally, for wind velocity time series on average, no RNNbased model manages to exceed the results achieved by moving averages-based models.
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2020.0110360 fatcat:o25a4nt7bresfpg5g62mxrffou