Mesoscale Analyses & Forecasts

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Mesoscale Analyses & Forecasts

State Estimation

• Limitations of observations.

– Errors.

– Sparse in space & time.

– Limited info about unobserved fields & locations.

– Not usually on a regular grid.

• Limitations of models.

– Errors.

– Often not cast in terms of observations (e.g. radiances)

– Space & time resolution trade off.

• Combine strengths of obs & models…

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