Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic by Seon Ki Park, Liang Xu

By Seon Ki Park, Liang Xu

This e-book includes the latest growth in info assimilation in meteorology, oceanography and hydrology together with land floor. It spans either theoretical and applicative points with a number of methodologies resembling variational, Kalman filter out, ensemble, Monte Carlo and synthetic intelligence equipment. in addition to information assimilation, different very important issues also are coated together with concentrating on commentary, sensitivity research, and parameter estimation. The publication can be precious to person researchers in addition to graduate scholars for a reference within the box of information assimilation.

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10) Π is a linear operator from  to , a priori Y depends on time but it can be steady state. 11) The last term in the definition of the cost function is to have the error Y as small as possible, while H is the linear observation operator. In order to simplify notations the covariances errors are the identity. Using more complex covariances is straightforward. 2 Optimality System As usual, we introduce two directions to compute the directional derivatives. The gradient of J has two components: ) ( ∇U J .

In parallel with the introduction of variational methods in meteorology, starting in the 60’s and 70’s, mathematicians in coordination with other scientific disciplines have achieved significant advances in optimization theory and optimal control, both from the theoretical viewpoint as well as from the computational one. In particular significant advances have been achieved in the development of optimization algorithms (Gill et al. 1981; Fletcher 2013; Powell 1982; Bertsekas 1982; Lugenberger 1984 to cite but a few).

Therefore, a cardinal problem is how to link together the model and the data. This problem induces several questions: (i) How to retrieve meteorological fields from sparse and/or noisy data in such a way that the retrieved fields are in agreement with the general behavior of the atmosphere? (Data Analysis); (ii) How to insert pointwise data in a numerical forecasting model? This information is continuous in time, but localized in space (satellite data for instance)? (Data assimilation problem) (iii) How to validate or calibrate a model (or to invalidate it) from observational data?

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