Vol.64, No.3, 2020, pp.2043-2055, doi:10.32604/cmc.2020.010505
Identification of Weather Phenomena Based on Lightweight Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Congcong Wang1, 2, 3, Pengyu Liu1, 2, 3, *, Kebin Jia1, 2, 3, Xiaowei Jia4, Yaoyao Li1, 2, 3
1 Faculty of Information Technology, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100124, China.
2 Beijing Laboratory of Advanced Information Networks, Beijing, 100124, China.
3 Beijing Key Laboratory of Computational Intelligence and Intelligent System, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100124, China.
4 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.
* Corresponding Author: Pengyu Liu. Email: liupengyu@bjut.edu.cn.
Received 07 March 2020; Accepted 15 May 2020; Issue published 30 June 2020
Weather phenomenon recognition plays an important role in the field of meteorology. Nowadays, weather radars and weathers sensor have been widely used for weather recognition. However, given the high cost in deploying and maintaining the devices, it is difficult to apply them to intensive weather phenomenon recognition. Moreover, advanced machine learning models such as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have shown a lot of promise in meteorology, but these models also require intensive computation and large memory, which make it difficult to use them in reality. In practice, lightweight models are often used to solve such problems. However, lightweight models often result in significant performance losses. To this end, after taking a deep dive into a large number of lightweight models and summarizing their shortcomings, we propose a novel lightweight CNNs model which is constructed based on new building blocks. The experimental results show that the model proposed in this paper has comparable performance with the mainstream non-lightweight model while also saving 25 times of memory consumption. Such memory reduction is even better than that of existing lightweight models.
Deep learning, convolution neural networks, lightweight models, weather identification.
Cite This Article
Wang, C., Liu, P., Jia, K., Jia, X., Li, Y. (2020). Identification of Weather Phenomena Based on Lightweight Convolutional Neural Networks. CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, 64(3), 2043–2055.