Data Assimilation

Tools for Modelling the Ocean in a Global Change Perspective

  • Pierre P. Brasseur
  • Jacques C. J. Nihoul
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 19)

About these proceedings


Data assimilation is considered a key component of numerical ocean model development and new data acquisition strategies. The basic concept of data assimilation is to combine real observations via estimation theory with dynamic models. Related methodologies exist in meteorology, geophysics and engineering. Of growing importance in physical oceanography, data assimilation can also be exploited in biological and chemical oceanography. Such techniques are now recognized as essential to understand the role of the ocean in a global change perspective.
The book focuses on data processing algorithms for assimilation, current methods for the assimilation of biogeochemical data, strategy of model development, and the design of observational data for assimilation.


Ocean Oceanography geophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre P. Brasseur
    • 1
  • Jacques C. J. Nihoul
    • 1
  1. 1.GeoHydrodynamics and Environmental Research, Institute of Physics B5University of LiègeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78941-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78939-7
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