Session 3 Experiments involving observations, real or hypothetical: data impact tests (sensitivity of forecasts to a particular source of observations); observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)—Part II

Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
2B (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Tom Hamill, NOAA/ESRL, NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Div., Boulder, CO

11:00 AM
Data assimilative modeling and OSSEs experiments for the monitoring of the Loop Current frontal dynamics—Application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Villy H. Kourafalou, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and M. LeHenaff, A. Srinivasan, G. R. Halliwell Jr., and R. M. Atlas
11:15 AM
OSE/OSSE Evaluation of the Impact of Targeted P3 Airborne Ocean Observations Obtained in Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
George R. Halliwell Jr., NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and O. M. Smedstad, P. Hogan, L. K. Shay, V. H. Kourafalou, M. LeHenaff, A. Srinivasan, F. Marks, and R. M. Atlas
11:30 AM
Observation sensitivity based on ensembles for storm surge forecasting
Martin Verlaan, TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands; and J. Sumihar

11:45 AM
Observation impact and sensitivity analysis applied to ocean circulation estimates using 4D-Var
Andrew M. Moore, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA; and H. Arango, G. Broquet, C. A. Edwards, M. Veneziani, and B. Powell
12:00 PM
Forecast Sensitivity to Data Assimilation System Observation and Background Error Covariance Parameters
Dacian N. Daescu, Portland State University, Portland, OR; and R. H. Langland and R. Todling
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