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National University of Defense Technology, China 109, Deya Road, Changsha, Hunan, China

Urban air pollution post a great threat to human health, and has been a major concern of many metropolises in developing countries. Lately, a few air quality monitoring stations have been established to inform public the real-time air quality indices based on fine particle matters, e.g. PM2.5, in countries suffering from air pollutions. Air quality, unfortunately, is fairly difficult to manage due to multiple complex human activities from driving to smelting. We observe that human activities' hidden regular pattern offers possibility in predication, and this motivates us to infer urban air condition from the perspective of time series. In this paper, we focus on PM2.5based urban air quality, and introduce two kinds of time-series methods for real-time and fine-grained air quality prediction, harnessing historical air quality data reported by existing monitoring stations. The methods are evaluated based in the real-life PM2.5concentration data in the year of 2013 (January-December) in Wuhan, China.
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