A Novel Missing Data Imputation Approach for Time Series Air Quality Data Based on Logistic Regression

Mei Chen, Hongyu Zhu, Yongxu Chen, Youshuai Wang
2022 Atmosphere  
Missing values in air quality datasets bring trouble to exploration and decision making about the environment. Few imputation methods aim at time series air quality data so that they fail to handle the timeliness of the data. Moreover, most imputation methods prefer low-missing-rate datasets to relatively high-missing-rate datasets. This paper proposes a novel missing data imputation method, called FTLRI, for time series air quality data based on the traditional logistic regression and a
more » ... ed "first Five & last Three" model, which can explain relationships between disparate attributes and extract data that are extremely relevant, both in terms of time and attributes, to the missing data, respectively. To investigate the performance of FTLRI, it is benchmarked with five classical baselines and a new dynamic imputation method using a neural network with average hourly concentration data of pollutants from three disparate stations in Lanzhou in 2019 under different missing rates. The results show that FTLRI has a significant advantage over the compared imputation approaches, both in the particular short-term and long-term time series air quality data. Furthermore, FTLRI has good performance on datasets with a relatively high missing rate, since it only selects the data extremely related to the missing values instead of relying on all the other data like other methods.
doi:10.3390/atmos13071044 fatcat:3p2b5mlqcbb4rndyq6cjkpqymy