Dr. Beechler presented a seminar on “Object-Based Data Assimilation: Strategies & Technologies”.
A phenomenological treatment of coherent patterns in data can lead to improved assimilation techniques. Simple methods to identify and manipulate coherent structures in both models and observations are outlined and discussed, along with strategies to improve upon these techniques. Part one outlines a method to improve forecasts when an object is detected in a forecast model, part two describes a technique to improve an ensemble forecast model given an object detected in observations, and part three is a discussion of recent emerging technologies and their possible applications in this field.
A recording of the presentation is available on the anonymous ftp site: