Physical Oceanography

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 200–208 | Cite as

Application of the Genetic Algorithm to the Problem of Reconstruction of Missing Data

  • E. F. Vasechkina
  • V. D. Yarin


We study the problem of reconstruction (interpolation and extrapolation) of the vertical profiles of hydrochemical and hydrobiological elements according to incomplete sets of data with simultaneous filtration of short-period components based on expansions in empirical orthogonal functions. The genetic algorithm is used to compute the coefficients of expansion of profiles with missing data. We present the results of processing the data arrays on oxygen, chlorophyll A, and biogenic elements collected in the Black Sea in 1982–1993. The mean error of reconstruction of the profiles enables us to conclude that the proposed method has considerable advantages over the conventional approaches.


Oxygen Filtration Chlorophyll Genetic Algorithm Vertical Profile 
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  • E. F. Vasechkina
  • V. D. Yarin

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