Evolutionary algorithm for forecastng mean sea level based on meta-heuristic approach

V. Lai, A. Najah Ahmed, Marlinda Abdul Malek, A. El-Shafie, Amr El-Shafie

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East coast peninsular Malaysia (ECPM) has a sandy shoreline, and is dominated by low-lying regions that are exposed to severe storms, particularly during the Northeast Monsoon, making them vulnerable to erosion. This paper seeks to predict the sea level in ECPM. This study has an important implication for the population in ECPM since the predicted sea level could be used as an early warning signal to help prevent severe erosion and facilitate early evacuation of affected communities in case of flood inundation. Genetic Programming (GP) algorithm is an example of an evolutionary algorithm (EA) in the field of evolutionally computation (EC) and, more broadly, in Artificial Intelligence. GP is a meta-heuristic search and optimization technique based on natural evolution. The control and optimization parameters in this study are tuned. The findings obtained using the proposed model indicate that GP is able to make a good prediction of monthly mean sea level (MMSL) for a horizon of 10 years ahead for Kerteh, with a testing stage correlation coefficient (C.C) of 0.810 and the 300generation runs. A separate analysis was done for two other regions, Tioman Island and TanjungSedili, to compare the strength and consistency of the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1404-1413
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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