Bayesian Estimation. Optimal Interpolation. Statistical Linear Estimation

  • O. Talagrand
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 26)


The purpose of data assimilation can be described as to evaluate as accurately as possible the state of the atmospheric (or oceanic) flow, using all available relevant information. Depending on the particular application that is being considered, one may want to evaluate the state of the flow at a given time, or alternatively the evolution of the flow over a given period of time. As for the available information, it essentially consists of two components:


Covariance Function Data Assimilation Data Vector Observational Error Optimal Interpolation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Talagrand
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Météorologie DynamiqueCNRS École Normale SupérieureParisFrance

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