Training course: Data assimilation

Assimilation Algorithms: (1) Basic concepts


Sebastien Massart (ECMWF)


This lecture will explain the basic concepts of the assimilation algorithms. The terminology used in the next lectures will be introduced. Simple examples will conduce towards the formulation of the optimal minimum-variance analysis. The optimal interpolation method will finally be presented.

By the end of the lecture the participants should be able to:

• Recognize the notations used for the rest of the week
• Solve the optimal minimum-variance analysis problem
• Apply the optimal interpolation method

Presentation Materials

10 May 08:45 - 14 May 17:00

Course code: NWP-DA

Course fee: £890

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