The Structure and Evolution of the Atmosphere

  • Alan O’Neill
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 26)


The application of data assimilation to observations of a physical system, e.g. the atmosphere, demands a good knowledge of the structure and evolution of the system, as well as the factors that govern them. With such knowledge, it is generally possible to make at least an intelligent estimate of quantities that lie at the core of the data assimilation algorithm: the error covariance matrices for the observations and the model background fields. These matrices are (or should be) state dependent.


Data Assimilation European Space Agency Middle Atmosphere Atmospheric Structure Assimilation Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan O’Neill
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  1. 1.Data Assimilation Research CentreUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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