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1. chinaXiv:202205.00175 [pdf]

Forecasting solar still performance from conventional weather data variation by machine learning method

Subjects: Energy Science >> Energy Science (General)

Solar stills are considered an effective method to solve the scarcity of drinkable water. However, it is still missing a way to forecast its production. Herein, it is proposed that a convenient forecasting model which just needs to input the conventional weather forecasting data. The model is established by using machine learning methods of random forest and optimized by Bayesian algorithm. The required data to train the model is obtained from daily measurements lasting 9 months. To validate the accuracy model, the determination coefficients of two types of solar stills are calculated as 0.935 and 0.929, respectively, which are much higher than the value of both multiple linear regression (0.767) and the traditional models (0.829 and 0.847). Moreover, by appling the model, it is predicted that the freshwater production of four cities in China. The predicted production is approved to be reliable by a high value of correlation (0.868) between the predicted production and the solar insolation. With the help of the forecasting model, it would greatly promote the global application of solar stills.

submitted time 2022-05-30 Hits415Downloads180 Comment 0

2. chinaXiv:202111.00027 [pdf]


高秉博; 陈晨如
Subjects: Geosciences >> Atmospheric Sciences

In recent years, China has made great efforts to control air pollution. During the governance process, it is found that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) change in the same trend among some areas and the opposite in others,which brings some difficulties to take measures in a planned way. Therefore, this study adopted multi-year and large-scale air quality data to explore the distribution of correlation between PM2.5 and O3, and proposed a concept called dynamic Simil-Hu lines to replace the single fixed division in the previous research. Furthermore, this study discussed the causes of distribution patterns quantitatively with geographical detector and random forest. The causes included natural factors and anthropogenic factors. And these factors could be divided into three parts according to the characteristics of spatial distribution: broadly changing with longitude, changing with latitude, and having local characteristics. Overall, regions with relatively more densely population, higher GDP, lower altitude, higher humidity, higher atmospheric pressure, higher surface temperature, less sunshine hours and more accumulated precipitation often corresponds to positive correlation coefficient between PM2.5 and O3, no matter in which season. The parts with opposite conditions that mentioned above are essentially negative correlation coefficient. And what’s more, humidity, global surface temperature, air temperature and accumulated precipitation are four decisive factors to form the distribution of correlation between PM2.5 and O3. In general, collaborative governance of atmospheric pollutants should consider particular time and space background and also be based on the local actual socio-economic situations, geography and geomorphology, climate and meteorology and other comprehensive factors.

submitted time 2021-11-13 Hits1966Downloads274 Comment 0

3. chinaXiv:201901.00113 [pdf]

Environmental factors influencing snowfall and snowfall prediction in the Tianshan Mountains, Northwest China

ZHANG Xueting; LI Xuemei; LI Lanhai
Subjects: Geosciences >> Geography

Snowfall is one of the dominant water resources in the mountainous regions and is closely related to the development of the local ecosystem and economy. Snowfall predication plays a critical role in understanding hydrological processes and forecasting natural disasters in the Tianshan Mountains, where meteorological stations are limited. Based on climatic, geographical and topographic variables at 27 meteorological stations during the cold season (October to April) from 1980 to 2015 in the Tianshan Mountains located in Xinjiang of Northwest China, we explored the potential influence of these variables on snowfall and predicted snowfall using two methods: multiple linear regression (MLR) model (a conventional measuring method) and random forest (RF) model (a non-parametric and non-linear machine learning algorithm). We identified the primary influencing factors of snowfall by ranking the importance of eight selected predictor variables based on the relative contribution of each variable in the two models. Model simulations were compared using different performance indices and the results showed that the RF model performed better than the MLR model, with a much higher R2 value (R2=0.74; R2, coefficient of determination) and a lower bias error (RSR=0.51; RSR, the ratio of root mean square error to standard deviation of observed dataset). This indicates that the non-linear trend is more applicable for explaining the relationship between the selected predictor variables and snowfall. Relative humidity, temperature and longitude were identified as three of the most important variables influencing snowfall and snowfall prediction in both models, while elevation, aspect and latitude were of secondary importance, followed by slope and wind speed. These results will be beneficial to understand hydrological modeling and improve management and prediction of water resources in the Tianshan Mountains.

submitted time 2019-01-17 Cooperative journals:《Journal of Arid Land》 Hits6319Downloads1337 Comment 0

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