Data Assimilation Meetings at Reading

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Seminars occur during term time on Wednesdays at 11:00-12:00. For autumn term of 2017, seminars will take place in Edith Morley 301 (old HumSS building). Exceptions to both time and place are indicated. If you have any questions please email.

Date Meeting type Speaker
6 December 2017 Invited Speaker Jason Otkin (University of Wisconsin Madison)
29 November 2017 (10:30-12:00) Invited Speakers Space and Atmospherics Physics DA Group (Imperial College)
15 November 2017 Visiting PhD student Charlotte Breitkreuz (Universitat Bremen)
A particle method for parameter estimation in paleo-ocean modelling
8 November 2017 Invited Speaker Steve Penny (University of Maryland / NOAA)
Hybrid-gain data assimilation and the synchronization of chaotic systems
25 October 2017 No seminar MPE-CDT sandpit meeting
24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Palmer 106
Invited Speaker Derek Posselt (JPL)
Model Parameter Estimation Using Nonlinear Ensemble Algorithms
18 October 2017 Invited Speaker Alison Ramage (U of Strathclyde)
A Multilevel Approximation of the inverse Hessian in 4D-Var
11 October 2017 Visiting PhD Student Jacob Skauvold (NTNU)
Data assimilation for a geological process model - Is the EnKF the right tool for the job?
11 October 2017 Visiting Scientist Mineto Satoh (NEC Japan)
Introduction of collaborative research, toward efficient DA algorithms for fluctuating and controllable systems
4 October 2017 Invited Speaker Steven Fletcher (Colorado State University)
Recent Developments in Mixed Gaussian-Lognormal based variational data assimilation
27 September 2017 Internal Speaker James Shaw (UoR)
Subsampling for uncertainty quantification
27 September 2017 Visiting PhD Student Charlotte Breitkreuz (Universitat Bremen)
Introduction to the group
13 September 2017 No Seminar WMO DA meeting in Brazil
9 August 2017
Internal Speaker Diego DePablos (UoR)
Can cars provide high quality temperature observations for use in weather forecast?
3 August 2017
1L43, 10:30
Invited Speaker Sergiy Zhuk (IBM)
Detectability for data assimilation: how to place sensors to have your filter converged?
3 August 2017
1L43, 11:30
Invited Speaker Tristan van Leeuwen (University of Ultrech)
Relaxation for non-linear seismic inversion
1 August 2017
Invited Speaker Sergey Frolov (US NRL)
Coupled data assimilation efforts at the US Naval Research Laboratory
19 July 2017 Internal Speaker Jeremy Holzke (UoR)
Improving aircraft observatinos using data assimilation
28 June 2017 No Seminar NCEO annual conference
21 June 2017 Invited Speaker Luke Smallman (University of Edinburgh)
Understanding terrestrial ecosystem processes using model-data fusion approaches: Challenges and opportunities
14 June 2017 Internal Speaker Lea Oljaca (UoR)
Data assimilation in the 2D incompressible Navier Stokes and Lorenz '63 model
7 June 2017 Internal Speaker Jemima Tabeart (UoR)
Accounting for correlated observation errors in variational data assimilation
17 May 2017 Invited Speaker Jurrian Gillisen (Singapore-MIT)
A space-time integral minimization method for reconstructing velocity fields from scalar fields
10 May 2017 Internal Speaker Jochen Broecker (UoR)
What is the correct cost-function in 4DVar?
3 May 2017 Invited Speaker Walter Acevedo (Potsdam Universitat)
Hybrid particle-Kalman filtering via likelihood splitting, optimal coupling and moment matching
26 April 2017 No seminar EGU, Vienna
25 April 2017 Invited Speaker Elisabeth Bauernschubert (DWD)
Assimilation of radial winds in an ensemble Kalman filter on the convective scale
29 March 2017 No seminar NCEO Researchers Forum
22 March 2017 Internal Speaker Javier Amezcua (University of Reading)
Properties of families of WC4DVars
9 March 2017
Chancellors G13
Invited Speaker Patrick Raanes (NERSC)
Gaussian scale mixtures and adaptive inflation in the EnKF
8 March 2017
11-13, Miller G19
Invited Speaker Murray Pollock (University of Warwick)
Exact Bayesian Inference for Big Data
1 March 2017
11-13, Miller G19
Internal Speaker

Invited Speaker
Philip Maybank (University of Reading)
Fast approximate Bayesian inference for stable differential equation models
Will Penny (UCL)
Bayesian Inference for Brain Connectivity Modelling
22 February 2017
Invited Speaker Antje Weisheimer (Oxford University)
Seasonal forecasts and skills of predicting NAO from a 110-year hindcast data set
15 February 2017 No seminar SCENARIO DA course, UoR
8 February 2016 Internal Speaker Felipe Medina Aguayo (University of Reading)
Approximate MCMC, sacrificing exactness for speed
1 February 2016
Invited Speaker Nick Kantas (Imperial College)
Particle filtering: a brief tutorial on the methodology and some extensions that are useful for high dimensional systems
25 January 2017 Internal Speaker Gernot Geppert (University of Reading)
Analysis and application of the EnKF for the estimation of bounded quantities
18 February 2017 Invited Speaker
Dan Crisan (Imperial College)
Principled data assimilation: dream or reality.

Previous meetings

Background error covariance matrix for a tropospheric temperature profile

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