From Friday 14th April to Friday 12th May 2006
IPSL Meeting Room
Tour 24, RdCh (on the right)
4 place de Jussieu
75252 PARIS CEDEX 05 Numerical Modeling of Atmospheric Flow and Data Assimilation
by Olivier TALAGRAND, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, ENS


  1. Numerical Modeling of Atmospheric Flow. "Primitive" equations. Discretisation techniques. Meteorological forecast. Present performances.
  2. Meteorological Observation System description. Data Assimilation Problem.
  3. Bayesian Estimation. Random variables and functions. Examples of applications for Meteorology.
  4. "Optimal Interpolation". Main properties. Examples of applications for Meteorology.
  5. Advanced Data Assimilation Methods. Kalman Filter. Ensemble Assimilation. Present performances and perspectives.
  6. Advanced Data Assimilation Methods (continued). Variational Assimilation. Adjoint equations. Present performances and perspectives.
For more information: O. TALAGRAND (O. Talagrand email)

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