عنوان مقاله [English]
This research has investigated the possibility of predicting the direction and speed of Gusty wind by using the information of Mehrabad Airport runway automatic station during the period of January 2013 to June 2013, the Metar report of Mehrabad Synoptic Station in the period of 2013, and regression method.
The data of the automatic station is taken from three sensors located in the band with a length of 4000 meters and a width of 45 meters, in southeast-northwest direction.The sensor number 29 and the sensor number 11, are at the northwestern end of the band and southeast edge of the band respectively. The Mid sensor location is at the middle of the band which distance from the band is 600 meters to the north direction.
First, all data (except the data of Gusty wind direction and speed measured by the sensors) was normalized to intervals 0.1-0.9. Second, all the data of sensors were randomly divided into three unequal parts: 70% of the data was stored for training, 50% of the remaining data was used for testing and the rest was used for validation. During the calculations, they were used instead of the original data. Third, the quantities were processed by using the three methods of feature selection: Sequential Forward Feature Selection(SFS); Backward(SBS) and Mutual Information(MI) with the method of the Maximum-Relevance and Minimum-Redundancy criterion. At this stage, selective features by every method were separately used in the linear regression method to predict the speed and direction of Gusty wind in the winter and spring seasons. The results were then compared with each other.
The results show that the selected features by SBS method for wind speed in winter are similar to spring, but their wind direction is slightly different. Selected features for winter Gusty wind with SFS method are a subset of the set of the selected features for spring. Selected features with MI are similar for the two seasons but with different weights.
The performance of the selected features for wind speed are better than for wind direction. The SFS method is optimal for selecting features of Gusty wind in the Mid runway. On runway 11, the SBS method and the SFS are optimized for predicting the Gusty wind speed and direction respectively. On runway 29, the SBF method is very suitable for selecting features related to Gusty wind speed and direction.
Finally, by examining the output of the models for each of the runways, an equation is provided to predict the direction and speed of the Gusty wind in each runway.
The quantity of predicted wind direction in runway 29 and 11 depends on the mean wind direction in 2 minutes, the minimum and mean direction in 10 minutes and the wind speed component along the runway, but the quantity of predicted wind speed depends on the maximum wind speed in 10 minutes on the runway, the instantaneous pressure of the station, and the pressure of the station relative to sea level.
The quantity of predicted wind direction in Mid runway depends on the minimum and mean wind direction in 2 minutes, minimum, mean and maximum wind direction in 10 minutes in runway Mid, maximum wind speed in 2 minutes and components of wind direction along with the runway 11. The quantity of predicted wind speed depends on the maximum and minimum wind speed in 10 minutes on the runway, deviation of wind direction during the last 10 minutes in the runways 29, Mid and 11.