Training course: Data assimilation


Opened 7 Sep 2020
Closed 23 Nov 2020
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This course will describe the main data assimilation methods and some general aspects of assimilating observations.

Aspects of the implementation of the assimilation techniques for real-size numerical weather prediction (NWP) systems will also be described.

  • The fundamental data assimilation concepts
  • Optimal Interpolation, 3D-Var, 4D-Var and the Kalman filter
  • Ensemble Kalman Filter methods; Ensemble of Data Assimilations and uncertainty estimation; Hybrid variational/ensemble based methods
  • Modelling of error covariances; handling of non-Gaussian errors
  • Bias correction, quality control and diagnostics
  • The global observing system, with emphasis on how to use satellite observations
  • Applications of data assimilation methods for the land surface, ocean, atmospheric composition and reanalysis

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10 May 08:45 - 14 May 17:00

Course code: NWP-DA

Course fee: £890

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