School of Sciences
Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 27 -  November 7,  2008

Organizers: Dr. Eugenia Kalnay - Dr. Celeste Saulo


Approach:  Theoretical with computer practice. From 9:00 to 17:00 hrs.

Participants Application: Fill up form including personal information, academic background, current position.

Scholarships: Through WWRP/THORPEX support, there will be grants to support the attendance of up to 10 Latin American participants.


Provide participants with a solid foundation to understand current approaches for in situ and remotely sensed data assimilation, with a concentration on basic concepts and developments, and simple computational exercises.
Prepare attendants to participate in the Workshop that will take place the following week on 4D-Var and Ensemble Kalman Filter.

Preliminary Syllabus:

  • Introduction to data assimilation and least squares methods.

  • Optimal Interpolation and 3D-Var.

  • 4D-Var and Ensemble Kalman Filter.

  • Introduction to remote sensing.

  • Radiative transfer models and their adjoints.

  • Adjoint models.




Computer Assistant Coordinators:

  • Juan Ruiz

  • Takemasa Miyoshi



General Organization chair:

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science,
University of Maryland.College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301 405-5370

Local Organization chair:

Centro de Investigaciones del Mar  y la  Atmósfera
Conicet - UBA
Teléfono: (54)(11) 4787-2693