A composite state method for ensemble data assimilation with multiple limited-area models.
M KRETSCHMER, BR HUNT, E OTT, CH BISHOP, S RAINWATER, I SZUNYOGH
Tellus: Series A | Published : 2015
Limited-area models (LAMs) allow high-resolution forecasts to be made for geographic regions of interest when resources are limited. Typically, boundary conditions for these models are provided through one-way boundary coupling from a coarser resolution global model. Here, data assimilation is considered in a situation in which a global model supplies boundary conditions to multiple LAMs. The data assimilation method presented combines information from all of the models to construct a single 'composite state', on which data assimilation is subsequently performed. The analysis composite state is then used to form the initial conditions of the global model and all of the LAMs for the next fore..View full abstract