Peter Jan van Leeuwen

Professor in Data assimilation

Director of the Data-Assimilation Division of the National Centre for Earth Observation NCEO

Head of the Data Assimilation Research Centre ( DARC )

Editor Monthly Weather Review (see here )

Member of several scientific societies (who cares).

Check out the Vacancies: 4 new postdoc positions related to my ERC Advanced Investigator grant

Research areas

  • Advanced data assimilation in non-linear models (e.g. particle filters)
  • Information transfer in complex systems
  • Agulhas system
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Data analysis
  • Perturbation methods
  • Low-frequency (period a few minutes) wave generation by breaking wind waves

Sea-surface height evolution in the Agulhas area obtained from assimilating

altimeter sea-surface height in a 5-layer QG ocean model using

Sequential Importance Resampling (SIR)



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  • Telephone:
    +44 (0) 118 378 5578
  • Address:
    Dept. of Meteorology
    Univ. of Reading
    Earley Gate
    P.O. Box 243
    Reading RG6 6BB
    United Kingdom


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