Performance Benchmarking of Data Augmentation and Deep Learning for Tornado Prediction
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Citation of Original PublicationC. A. Barajas, M. K. Gobbert and J. Wang, "Performance Benchmarking of Data Augmentation and Deep Learning for Tornado Prediction," 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2019, pp. 3607-3615, doi: 10.1109/BigData47090.2019.9006531.
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Predicting violent storms and dangerous weather conditions with current models can take a long time due to the immense complexity associated with weather simulation. Machine learning has the potential to classify tornadic weather patterns much more rapidly, thus allowing for more timely alerts to the public. To deal with class imbalance challenges in machine learning, different data augmentation approaches have been proposed. In this work, we examine the wall time difference between live data augmentation methods versus the use of preaugmented data when they are used in a convolutional neural network based training for tornado prediction. We also compare CPU and GPU based training over varying sizes of augmented data sets. Additionally we examine what impact varying the number of GPUs used for training will produce given a convolutional neural network