Displacement data assimilation

W. Steven Rosenthal, Shankar C Venkataramani, Arthur J. Mariano, Juan M. Restrepo

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We show that modifying a Bayesian data assimilation scheme by incorporating kinematically-consistent displacement corrections produces a scheme that is demonstrably better at estimating partially observed state vectors in a setting where feature information is important. While the displacement transformation is generic, here we implement it within an ensemble Kalman Filter framework and demonstrate its effectiveness in tracking stochastically perturbed vortices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-614
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017



  • Data assimilation
  • Displacement assimilation
  • Ensemble Kalman Filter
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Vortex dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications

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