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Webinar: Quantifying Observation Impacts in Ocean Data Assimilation Systems

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Thursday, 24 October 2019, 11:00

Thursday, October 24, 2019. 11:00AM. Webinar: Quantifying Observation Impacts in Ocean Data Assimilation Systems. Andy Moore, University of California, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by NOAA’s National Ocean Service. More information here


Observations are a critical component of ocean analysis and forecast system. They are costly to acquire and maintaining current observing systems is a constant challenge in the face of rising costs and shrinking budgets. It therefore behooves the ocean modeling community to demonstrate the value of existing observing systems, and if possible, demonstrate ways in which a constellation of instruments can perhaps be optimized. In this talk Andy will present some state-of-the-art methods for monitoring the impact of observations within real-time ocean analysis-forecast systems run in support of U.S. IOOS, and which demonstrate the sometimes complex interplay between different observation types. The talk will end with a discussion about how these same methods could be used to augment and/or optimize existing observing systems.

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