1.2 Future Advances in Observing System Simulation Experiments

Monday, 11 January 2016: 11:30 AM
Room 345 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Ross N. Hoffman, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and R. Atlas

Handout (6.0 MB)

As operational forecast and data assimilation (DA) systems evolve, observing system simulation experiment (OSSE) systems must evolve in parallel. Expected development of operational systems—especially the use of data that are currently not used or are just beginning to be used, such as all-sky and surface affected microwave radiances—will greatly challenge our ability to construct realistic OSSE systems. An additional set of challenges will arise when future DA systems strongly couple the different earth system components. In response, future OSSE systems will require coupled models to simulate nature and coupled observation simulators. The requirements for future evolving OSSE systems and potential solutions to satisfy these requirements are discussed. It is anticipated that in the future the OSSE technique will be applied to diverse and coupled domains with the use of increasingly advanced and sophisticated simulations of nature and observations.

Supplementary URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00200.1

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