TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluation of rainfall and discharge inputs used by Adaptive Network-based Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) in rainfall-runoff modeling

AU - Talei, Amin

AU - Chua, Lloyd Hock Chye

AU - Wong, Tommy S.W.

N1 - Copyright:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

PY - 2010/9

Y1 - 2010/9

N2 - This study investigates the effect of inputs used on event-based runoff forecasting by ANFIS. Fifteen ANFIS models were compared, differentiated by the choice of rainfall and/or discharge inputs used. Inputs to the ANFIS models consisted of (i) two models consisting of n+1 inputs of a sequential rainfall time series (Rt,Rt-1,Rt-2,...,Rt-n), (ii) four models with a pruned sequential rainfall time series where a narrower time window of sequential rainfall inputs were used, and (iii) one model with two non-sequential inputs of rainfall inputs, Rt-τ1 and Rt-τ2, where Rt-τ1 and Rt-τ2 are the antecedent rainfall at time t-τ1 and t-τ2, respectively. The rest of the models include ANFIS models which have the same inputs as those mentioned except that the antecedent discharge, Q(t-1), was included, and the last model which used only Q(t-1) as input. The models were evaluated by considering the goodness-of-fit, peak discharge estimation and time shift. It was found that models using only rainfall antecedents as inputs performed better in term of goodness-of-fit for discharge at larger lead times (up to eight time steps ahead) while models which included Q(t-1) as input were better in forecasts at shorter lead times (up to two time steps ahead). Models using rainfall only showed smaller time shift error compared to those that contain Q(t-1). The overall comparison shows that the model that used a non-sequential rainfall time series and an antecedent discharge performed well for forecasts up to two time steps ahead while the model that used a non-sequential rainfall time series gave superior results for forecasts greater than two time steps ahead. Models using the pruned sequential rainfall antecedents were found to be unreliable and models using sequential rainfall antecedents were found to give the worst results.

AB - This study investigates the effect of inputs used on event-based runoff forecasting by ANFIS. Fifteen ANFIS models were compared, differentiated by the choice of rainfall and/or discharge inputs used. Inputs to the ANFIS models consisted of (i) two models consisting of n+1 inputs of a sequential rainfall time series (Rt,Rt-1,Rt-2,...,Rt-n), (ii) four models with a pruned sequential rainfall time series where a narrower time window of sequential rainfall inputs were used, and (iii) one model with two non-sequential inputs of rainfall inputs, Rt-τ1 and Rt-τ2, where Rt-τ1 and Rt-τ2 are the antecedent rainfall at time t-τ1 and t-τ2, respectively. The rest of the models include ANFIS models which have the same inputs as those mentioned except that the antecedent discharge, Q(t-1), was included, and the last model which used only Q(t-1) as input. The models were evaluated by considering the goodness-of-fit, peak discharge estimation and time shift. It was found that models using only rainfall antecedents as inputs performed better in term of goodness-of-fit for discharge at larger lead times (up to eight time steps ahead) while models which included Q(t-1) as input were better in forecasts at shorter lead times (up to two time steps ahead). Models using rainfall only showed smaller time shift error compared to those that contain Q(t-1). The overall comparison shows that the model that used a non-sequential rainfall time series and an antecedent discharge performed well for forecasts up to two time steps ahead while the model that used a non-sequential rainfall time series gave superior results for forecasts greater than two time steps ahead. Models using the pruned sequential rainfall antecedents were found to be unreliable and models using sequential rainfall antecedents were found to give the worst results.

KW - Adaptive Network-based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS)

KW - Event-based

KW - Input selection

KW - Rainfall-runoff modeling

KW - Runoff forecasting

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U2 - 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.07.023

DO - 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.07.023

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77956263390

VL - 391

SP - 248

EP - 262

JO - Journal of Hydrology

JF - Journal of Hydrology

SN - 0022-1694

IS - 3-4

ER -