Multicellular Gene Expression Programming-Based Hybrid Model for Precipitation Prediction Coupled with EMD

  • Hongya Li
  • Yuzhong PengEmail author
  • Chuyan Deng
  • Yonghua Pan
  • Daoqing Gong
  • Hao Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10954)


Accurate and timely precipitation prediction is very important to people’s daily activities and production plans. However, the impact factors of meteorological precipitation are numerous and complex, making it difficult to predict, and the prediction effect by traditional methods is difficult to meet the public expectations. This work proposes to use Multicellular Gene Expression Programming (MC_GEP) algorithm for modeling the historical precipitation data series decomposed by Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD). Then we design a novel Multicellular Gene Expression Programming based method coupled with Empirical Mode Decomposition, named as EMGEP2RP, for precipitation modeling and prediction. Using RMSE and MAE as evaluation indicators, simulation experiments were conducted on three different types of real precipitation data sets in different regions. The comparing results show that the EMGEP2RP algorithm significantly outperforms not only the existing Gene Expression Programming (GEP) algorithm, but also the Back Propagation and Support Vector Machine algorithms which are widely used in meteorological modeling and predictions.


Gene Expression Programming Empirical Mode Decomposition Precipitation modeling Precipitation prediction Time series prediction 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant #61562008, #41575051, and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Grant #2017GXNSFAA198228 and #2014GXNSFDA118037, and the grant of “Bagui Scholars” Program of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. Yuzhong Peng is the corresponding author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongya Li
    • 1
  • Yuzhong Peng
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Chuyan Deng
    • 1
  • Yonghua Pan
    • 1
  • Daoqing Gong
    • 1
  • Hao Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Scientific Computing and Intelligent Information Processing in Universities of Guangxi, School of Computer and Information EngineeringGuangxi Teachers Education UniversityNanningChina
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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