Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Advanced Data Assimilation for Geosciences: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Special Issue, June 2012 - Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School (Hardback)
  • Advanced Data Assimilation for Geosciences: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Special Issue, June 2012 - Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School (Hardback)
zoom

Advanced Data Assimilation for Geosciences: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Special Issue, June 2012 - Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor), (editor)
£42.50
Hardback 608 Pages / Published: 30/10/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Data assimilation aims at determining as accurately as possible the state of a dynamical system by combining heterogeneous sources of information in an optimal way. Generally speaking, the mathematical methods of data assimilation describe algorithms for forming optimal combinations of observations of a system, a numerical model that describes its evolution, and appropriate prior information. Data assimilation has a long history of application to high-dimensional geophysical systems dating back to the 1960s, with application to the estimation of initial conditions for weather forecasts. It has become a major component of numerical forecasting systems in geophysics, and an intensive field of research, with numerous additional applications in oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, and extensions to other geophysical sciences. The physical complexity and the high dimensionality of geophysical systems have led the community of geophysics to make significant contributions to the fundamental theory of data assimilation. This book gathers notes from lectures and seminars given by internationally recognized scientists during a three-week school held in the Les Houches School of physics in 2012, on theoretical and applied data assimilation. It is composed of (i) a series of main lectures, presenting the fundamentals of the most commonly used methods, and the information theory background required to understand and evaluate the role of observations; (ii) a series of specialized lectures, addressing various aspects of data assimilation in detail, from the most recent developments of the theory to the specificities of various thematic applications.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198723844
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 1340 g
Dimensions: 254 x 186 x 36 mm

You may also be interested in...

Soft Condensed Matter
Added to basket
The Pocket Atlas Of The Moving Body
Added to basket
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Fundamentals of Weather and Climate
Added to basket
Revolutions that Made the Earth
Added to basket
Pocket Guide to Biomolecular NMR
Added to basket
The Manga Guide To Physics
Added to basket
Water: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Physics
Added to basket
Physics for Clinical Oncology
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.