Brown Bag Colloquium

Friday, Mar 28, 2014
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Location: Kuiper Space Sciences
Room: 309

Dr. Youssef Moudden
Research Associate
University of Colorado, Boulder

Data assimilation applied to planetary atmospheres
Abstract:
Data assimilation in atmospheric science refers to the process through
which systematic observations of different nature and sources are combined
with a numerical model to produce a more accurate simulation. Data
assimilation has been the key that enabled weather forecasting on Earth
and is extensively used for climate studies. Only recently has this
technique been attempted for Mars and contemplated for other planets.
This presentation will explain the workings of Data Assimilation and the
benefits that can be reaped from its application to other planets.