METR 5303

Objective Analysis and Data Assimilation
Course Home Page (Fall 2014)

Lecture Time: Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 -2:15 pm
Location: Room 5930, NWC

Instructors: Drs. Fred Carr and Ming Xue

fcarr@ou.edu
NWC Room 5220
Tel: 325 2990

mxue@ou.edu
NWC Room 2502
Tel: 325 6037

Office Hours:  Carr - MWF, 9:00-11:00am, Xue - WT 11:00am - 12:30pm or by appointment

We will also use http://ozone.ou.edu for grade posting etc.

oban2014@caps.ou.edu is an email alias for the entire class.

Syllabus

Lecture Notes of Dr. Carr

(Notes will be updated along the way)

Objectiv Analysis Topics

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Topics covered by Dr. Xue
(NOTES WILL BE UPDATED DURING THE LECTURE PERIOD)

ECMWF Lecture Notes on Data Assimilation
Lorenc, A. C., 1986: Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc.
Ide et al (1997) on Unified Notations for Data Assimilation.

Book section on Random Variables

Huang (2000) MWR paper on various 3D analysis methods and corresponding analysis package. Download the package, examine the source code and run the analysis experiments with included data. Plotting program is also included. A user documentation file, analab_docs.pdf is found in the package.

3DVAR Assimilation of GPS Data

Dr. Jidong Gao's presentations: Lecture 1 and Lecture 2.

Homework assignment from Dr. Xue. The ANALAB package to be used is here.

Knowledge expectation for Dr. Xue's materials in 2nd exam

Optimiation Methods