By Seon Ki Park, Liang Xu
This ebook includes the newest development in facts assimilation in meteorology, oceanography and hydrology together with land floor. It spans either theoretical and applicative features with a variety of methodologies akin to variational, Kalman filter out, ensemble, Monte Carlo and synthetic intelligence equipment. along with information assimilation, different very important subject matters also are coated together with focusing on commentary, sensitivity research, and parameter estimation. The booklet can be important to person researchers in addition to graduate scholars for a reference within the box of information assimilation.
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Then we will show how to solve related variational problems in the framework of a systematic classiﬁcation of the reviewed work. This classiﬁcation will permit us to review diﬀerent variational methods as well as the context in which they were performed. The last section will be devoted to future developments and potential applications of variational methods in meteorology. 1 Definition of a Variational Method In the most condensed way a variational method may be deﬁned as a search, amongst all the possible solutions of a model, of the solution closest to a given observation.
Let F(X, K) = 0 be the direct model. We introduce its adjoint: [ ]∗ ????G ????F ⋅P= , ????X ????X [ ]∗ ????F ????F where ????X is the adjoint operator of ????X . Then the gradient is given by: ∇G = [ ]∗ ????G ????F ⋅P − ????K ????K The advantage of this method is that the sensitivity is obtained by only one run of the adjoint model. The price to be paid is the derivation of the adjoint code. -X. Le Dimet et al. 2 Sensitivity in the Presence of Data In geophysics a usual request is the estimation of the sensitivity with respect to observations.
A consequence was that of rendering obsolete the optimal interpolation methods, mainly because the retrieved ﬁelds where not in agreement neither with the physics of the models nor with their dynamics. At the end of this period variational methods were successfully introduced in many national operational centers. 2 Variational Methods in Meteorology: A Perspective There are two main approaches employed when modeling a system described by a state variable, X. The ﬁrst approach consists of ﬁnding a set of equations F such that X is the unique solution of the state equation F(X) = 0.