Visual Weather Temperature Prediction

Wei Ta Chu, Kai Chia Ho, Ali Borji

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Abstract

In this paper, we attempt to employ convolutional recurrent neural networks for weather temperature estimation using only image data. We study ambient temperature estimation based on deep neural networks in two scenarios a) estimating temperature of a single outdoor image, and b) predicting temperature of the last image in an image sequence. In the first scenario, visual features are extracted by a convolutional neural network trained on a large-scale image dataset. We demonstrate that promising performance can be obtained, and analyze how volume of training data influences performance. In the second scenario, we consider the temporal evolution of visual appearance, and construct a recurrent neural network to predict the temperature of the last image in a given image sequence. We obtain better prediction accuracy compared to the state-of-the-art models. Further, we investigate how performance varies when information is extracted from different scene regions, and when images are captured in different daytime hours. Our approach further reinforces the idea of using only visual information for cost efficient weather prediction in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages234-241
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 3
Event18th IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2018 - Lake Tahoe, United States
Duration: 2018 Mar 122018 Mar 15

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2018
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference18th IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe
Period18-03-1218-03-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Chu, W. T., Ho, K. C., & Borji, A. (2018). Visual Weather Temperature Prediction. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2018 (pp. 234-241). (Proceedings - 2018 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2018; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WACV.2018.00032