Linearity aspects of the ensemble of data assimilations technique
2015 (English)In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, ISSN 0035-9009, E-ISSN 1477-870X, Vol. 141, no 687, 426-432 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We examine the linearity of the Ensemble of Data Assimilations (EDA) technique with respect to the amplitude of the applied observation perturbations. We provide explicit examples to assess the linear relationship between such modifications of the observing system and the resulting changes in the EDA ensemble spread. The results demonstrate that, for a state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction (NWP) system, such linearity between the applied observation perturbations and the EDA ensemble spread holds well for temporal and spatial regimes relevant to global medium-range weather prediction: specifically, for forecast lead-times of up to approximately 5 days, in the vertical throughout the troposphere up to the lower and middle stratosphere and for broad horizontal scales.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 141, no 687, 426-432 p.
data assimilation, impact assessment, ensemble, EDA technique
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117412DOI: 10.1002/qj.2362ISI: 000353413500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-117412DiVA: diva2:814248