Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#301 closed upgrade (Done)

Observation sensitivity for W4DPSAS and W4DVAR

Reported by: arango Owned by: arango
Priority: major Milestone: Adjoint Based Algorithms
Component: Adjoint Version: 3.2
Keywords: Cc:


Two new weak constraint, 4DVar data assimilation algorithms have been developed to compute the sensitivity of the assimilation system (W4DPSAS and W4DVAR) to each observations. They measure the degree to which each observation contributes to the uncertainty of the estimate. This analysis can be used to determine the type of measurements that need to be made, where to observe, and when.

These are very complex algorithms. We will provide guidelines for their usage in the future. They are activated using either W4DPSAS_SENSITIVITY and W4DVAR_SENSITIVITY. These algorithms can be only used for a single outer loop. They include the regular data assimilation algorithm (W4DPSAS or W4DVAR) plus the adjoint of the system. More than one outer loop will require the tangent linear of the tangent linear model which we don't have.

Many thanks to Andy Moore for helping us code and test these algorithms.

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by arango

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  • Summary changed from Observation sensitivity W4DPSAS and W4DVAR to Observation sensitivity for W4DPSAS and W4DVAR
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