10 May 09:05 - 14 May 16:30
Course code: NWP-DA
Course fee: £890
The aim of this session is to understand how data assimilation can improve our knowledge of past weather over long time-scales. We will present recent advances that help capture changes over time in observing system networks, and project this variation in information content into uncertainty estimates of the reanalysis products. We will also discuss the applications of reanalysis, which generally put weather events into the climate context.
By the end of the session you should be able to:
• explain what are the goals of data assimilation in a reanalysis data assimilation system
• list the key aspects that require particular attention in reanalysis, as compared to numerical weather prediction
• describe the most common problems in reanalysis products