Data Assimilation, Predictability, Error Identification and Uncertainty Quantification in Geosciences
Convener: Javier Amezcua | Co-conveners: Natale Alberto Carrassi, Tijana Janjic, Olivier Talagrand
| Attendance Tue, 05 May, 08:30–10:15 (CEST)

Inverse Problems are encountered in many fields of geosciences. One class of inverse problems, in the context of predictability, is assimilation of observations in dynamical models of the system under study. Furthermore, objective quantification of the uncertainty on the results obtained is the object of growing concern and interest.

This session will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of methods for inverse problems, data assimilation and associated uncertainty quantification, in ocean and atmosphere dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, climate science, solid earth geophysics and, more generally, in all fields of geosciences.

We encourage presentations on advanced methods, and related mathematical developments, suitable for situations in which local linear and Gaussian hypotheses are not valid and/or for situations in which significant model
errors are present. We also welcome contributions dealing with algorithmic aspects and numerical implementation of the solution of inverse problems and quantification of the associated uncertainty, as well as novel methodologies at the crossroad between data assimilation and purely data-driven, machine-learning-type algorithms.

Invited speakers:
Luca Cantarello (University of Leeds)
Jean-Michel Brankart (University of Grenoble)

Public information:
In the session we will encourage all participants to present their work. These brief presentations will last about 5 minutes.