Journal of Computer Science

An Efficient Weather Forecasting System using Radial Basis Function Neural Network

Tiruvenkadam Santhanam and A. C. Subhajini

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2011.962.966

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 7, Issue 7

Pages 962-966


Problem statement: Accurate weather forecasting plays a vital role for planning day to day activities. Neural network has been use in numerous meteorological applications including weather forecasting. Approach: A neural network model has been developed for weather forecasting, based on various factors obtained from meteorological experts. This study evaluates the performance of Radial Basis Function (RBF) with Back Propagation (BPN) neural network. The back propagation neural network and radial basis function neural network were used to test the performance in order to investigate effective forecasting technique. Results: The prediction accuracy of RBF was 88.49%. Conclusion: The results indicate that proposed radial basis function neural network is better than back propagation neural network.


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