March 2011
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[Met-jobs] FW: Nordita Spring school on data assimilation

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:19:05 +0000

Predictability + School on Data Assimilation
from 26 April 2011 to 27 May 2011

# School: 26-30 April
# Conference: 25-27 May

Predicting the unpredictable is a challenge that is common to various physical 
systems whose dynamics is governed by the equations of fluid dynamics. The 
oldest example is weather prediction and was developed since the 1950s by 
various people including the Norwegian meteorologist Ragnar Fjörtoft. Other 
examples include climate prediction, space weather forecast, and solar cycle 
forecast. The mathematics developed for these applications is extremely 
interesting and deserves more detailed understanding, so that these techniques 
can be used also in other areas where the application of this technique is less 
well developed.

A major difference between weather forecasting and climate or solar cycle 
forecasting is the long time scale and an additional shortage of diagnostic 
data. Climate models are also more complex and involve coupling between 
atmosphere and oceans. Solar cycle modeling, on the other hand, is still only 
at a rather exploratory level. It was only recently that a proper data 
assimilation method using the so-called Ensemble Kalman Filter to take into 
account uncertainties of dynamo model and measurements has been used for solar 
cycle prediction However, significant progress is expected within the next few 

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"Predictability + School on Data Assimilation")

Registration deadline: 22 March 2011 (there is no registration fee)

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