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Genetic programming and its application in real-time runoff forecasting

Khu, ST, Liong, SY, Babovic, V, Madsen, H and Muttil, N (2001) Genetic programming and its application in real-time runoff forecasting Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 37 (2). pp. 439-451.

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Genetic programming (GP), a relatively new evolutionary technique, is demonstrated in this study to evolve codes for the solution of problems. First, a simple example in the area of symbolic regression is considered. GP is then applied to real-time runoff forecasting for the Orgeval catchment in France. In this study, GP functions as an error updating scheme to complement a rainfall-runoff model, MIKE11/NAM. Hourly runoff forecasts of different updating intervals are performed for forecast horizons of up to nine hours. The results show that the proposed updating scheme is able to predict the runoff quite accurately for all updating intervals considered and particularly for updating intervals not exceeding the time of concentration of the catchment. The results are also compared with those of an earlier study, by the World Meteorological Organization, in which autoregression and Kalman filter were used as the updating methods. Comparisons show that GP is a better updating tool for real-time flow forecasting. Another important finding from this study is that nondimensionalizing the variables enhances the symbolic regression process significantly.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Liong, SY
Babovic, V
Madsen, H
Muttil, N
Date : 1 April 2001
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:53
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 21:24

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