Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#325 closed upgrade (Done)

4DVAR posterior error covariance matrix

Reported by: arango Owned by: arango
Priority: major Milestone: Adjoint Based Algorithms
Component: Adjoint Version: 3.3
Keywords: Cc:


The weak constraint algorithms W4DPSAS and W4DVAR were updated to include the posterior (analysis) error covariance matrix, Ea, for the estimated initial conditions. The posterior error covariance matrix is very large, expensive to compute and store. However, the dominant EOFs of this matrix are easily computed by using an iterative Lanczos algorithm. These EOFs contain information about the patterns of largest uncertainty in the 4DVAR estimate.

The analysis error can be activated with the POSTERIOR_EOFS option. Many thanks to Andy Moore for his help in coding and testing this option.

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by arango

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