BAYESIAN REGULARIZED NEURAL NETWORKS APPROACH AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS FOR REFERENCE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION MODELING ON SEMIARID AGROECOSYSTEMS

C. de O. F. Silva, A. H. de C. Teixeira, R. L. Manzione

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The Penman–Monteith equation (PM) is widely recommended by The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as the method to calculate reference evapotranspiration (ET0). However, the detailed climatological data required by the PM are not often available. The present study aimed to develop bayesian regularized neural networks (BRNN)-based ET0 models and compare its results with the PM approach. Forteen weather stations were selected for this study,located in Juazeiro (BA) and Petrolina (PE) counties, Brazil. BRNN were trained with different parameters choices and obtained between 0.96 and 0.99 during training and between 0.95 and 0.98 with validation dataset. Root mean squared error (RMSE) less than 0.10 mm.day-1 for BRNN when compared to PM denoted the good performance of the network using only air temperature, solar radiation and wind speed at average daily scale as input variable. Epistemic and random uncertainties were evaluated and precipitation was identified as the variable with the greatest uncertainty, being therefore discarded for modeling.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18011/bioeng2020v14n1p73-84

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