Extreme Climate Event Detection Through High Volume of Transactional Consumption Data

Hugo Alatrista-Salas, Mauro León-Payano, Miguel Nunez-del-Prado

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Extreme weather events cause irreparable damage to society. At the beginning of 2017, the coast of Peru was hit by the phenomenon called “El Niño Costero”, characterized by heavy rains and floods. According to the United Nations International Strategy for Disasters ISDR, natural disasters comprise a 5-step process. In the last stage - recovery - strategies are aimed at bringing the situation back to normality. However, this step is difficult to achieve if one does not know how the economic sectors have been affected by the extreme event. In this paper, we use two well-known techniques, such as Autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) and Kullback-Leibler divergence to capture a phenomenon and show how the key economic sectors are affected. To do this, we use a large real dataset from banking transactions stored in a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP). Our results show the interest of applying these techniques to better understand the impact of a natural disaster into economic activities in a specific geographical area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Databases and Information Systems - ADBIS 2019 Short Papers, Workshops BBIGAP, QAUCA, SemBDM, SIMPDA, M2P, MADEISD, and Doctoral Consortium 2019, Proceedings
EditorsTatjana Welzer, Vili Podgorelec, Aida Kamišalic Latific, Johann Eder, Robert Wrembel, Mikolaj Morzy, Mirjana Ivanovic, Johann Gamper, Theodoros Tzouramanis, Jérôme Darmont
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030302771
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventCommunications in Computer and Information Science -
Duration: 1 Jan 2019 → …

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


ConferenceCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Period1/01/19 → …

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  • Extreme climate event detection
  • Parallel processing
  • Time series
  • Transactional banking data


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