The application of a neural network-based ragweed pollen forecast by the Ragweed Pollen Alarm System in the Pannonian biogeographical region

Csepe, Z. [Csépe, Zoltán (földtudományok), szerző]; Leelossy, A. [Leelőssy, Ádám (meteorológia), szerző]; Manyoki, G.; Kajtor-Apatini, D.; Udvardy, O.; Peter, B.; Paldy, A. [Páldy, Anna (Környezetegészségügy), szerző]; Gelybo, G. [Gelybó, Györgyi (Agrometeorológia), szerző]; Szigeti, T.; Pandics, Tamás [Pándics, Tamás (Közegészségügy), szerző]; Kofol-Seliger, A.; Simcic, A.; Leru, P. M.; Eftimie, A. -M.; Sikoparija, B.; Radisic, P.; Stjepanovic, B.; Hrga, I.; Vecenaj, A.; Vucic, A.; Peros-Pucar, D.; Skoric, T.; Scevkova, J.; Bastl, M.; Berger, U.; Magyar, D. ✉ [Magyar, Donát (Levegőbiológia), szerző]

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: AEROBIOLOGIA 0393-5965 1573-3025 36 (2) pp. 131-140 2020
  • SJR Scopus - Plant Science: Q2
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    Ragweed Pollen Alarm System (R-PAS) has been running since 2014 to provide pollen information for countries in the Pannonian biogeographical region (PBR). The aim of this study was to develop forecast models of the representative aerobiological monitoring stations, identified by analysis based on a neural network computation. Monitoring stations with 7-day Hirst-type pollen trap having 10-year long validated data set of ragweed pollen were selected for the study from the PBR. Variables including forecasted meteorological data, pollen data of the previous days and nearby monitoring stations were used as input of the model. We used the multilayer perceptron model to forecast the pollen concentration. The multilayer perceptron (MLP) is a feedforward artificial neural network. MLP is a data-driven method to forecast the behaviour of complex systems. In our case, it has three layers, one of which is hidden. MLP utilizes a supervised learning technique called backpropagation for training to get better performance. By testing the neural network, we selected different sets of variables to predict pollen levels for the next 3 days in each of the monitoring stations. The predicted pollen level categories (low-medium-high-very high) are shown on isarithmic map. We used the mean square error, mean absolute error and correlation coefficient metrics to show the forecasting system's performance. The average of the Pearson correlations is around 0.6 but shows big variability (0.13-0.88) among different locations. Model uncertainty is mainly caused by the limitation of the available input data and the variability in ragweed season patterns. Visualization of the results of the neural network forecast on isarithmic maps is a good tool to communicate pollen information to general public in the PBR.
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    2021-12-05 04:10