Presenter/Author Information

A. Castelletti
S. Galelli
R. Soncini-Sessa

Keywords

emulation modelling, feature selection, water resources management, hydrodynamicecological models

Start Date

1-7-2010 12:00 AM

Description

The paper presents an emulation modelling approach to reduce the computational burdenassociated with the use of process-based, distributed, dynamic models in planning and managementof water resources. This approach, which relies on a procedure composed by few steps,leads to the identification of an emulation model, namely a simplified, computationally-efficientmodel built over a sample data-set produced via simulation of the original computationally expensivemodel. The core of the procedure is a feature ranking algorithm, based on ExtremelyRandomized Trees (Extra-Trees), through which the most relevant input variables to the emulationmodel are selected among the large set of candidate input variables associated with theoriginal model. The calibration of the emulation model, in the form of an input-output relationship,is then performed using again Extra-Trees. The approach is demonstrated on a real-worldcase study (Googong Reservoir, AUS).

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The paper presents an emulation modelling approach to reduce the computational burdenassociated with the use of process-based, distributed, dynamic models in planning and managementof water resources. This approach, which relies on a procedure composed by few steps,leads to the identification of an emulation model, namely a simplified, computationally-efficientmodel built over a sample data-set produced via simulation of the original computationally expensivemodel. The core of the procedure is a feature ranking algorithm, based on ExtremelyRandomized Trees (Extra-Trees), through which the most relevant input variables to the emulationmodel are selected among the large set of candidate input variables associated with theoriginal model. The calibration of the emulation model, in the form of an input-output relationship,is then performed using again Extra-Trees. The approach is demonstrated on a real-worldcase study (Googong Reservoir, AUS).