Publications from our Researchers

Several of our current PhD candidates and fellow researchers at the Data Science Institute have published, or in the proccess of publishing, papers to present their research.  


BibTex format

author = {Lim, EM and Molina, Solana M and Pain, C and Guo, YK and Arcucci, R},
doi = {10.1109/SITIS.2019.00104},
pages = {633--640},
title = {Hybrid data assimilation: An ensemble-variational approach},
url = {},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Data Assimilation (DA) is a technique used to quantify and manage uncertainty in numerical models by incorporating observations into the model. Variational Data Assimilation (VarDA) accomplishes this by minimising a cost function which weighs the errors in both the numerical results and the observations. However, large-scale domains pose issues with the optimisation and execution of the DA model. In this paper, ensemble methods are explored as a means of sampling the background error at a reduced rank to condition the problem. The impact of ensemble size on the error is evaluated and benchmarked against other preconditioning methods explored in previous work such as using truncated singular value decomposition (TSVD). Localisation is also investigated as a form of reducing the long-range spurious errors in the background error covariance matrix. Both the mean squared error (MSE) and execution time are used as measure of performance. Experimental results for a 3D case for pollutant dispersion within an urban environment are presented with promise for future work using dynamic ensembles and 4D state vectors.
AU - Lim,EM
AU - Molina,Solana M
AU - Pain,C
AU - Guo,YK
AU - Arcucci,R
DO - 10.1109/SITIS.2019.00104
EP - 640
PY - 2019///
SP - 633
TI - Hybrid data assimilation: An ensemble-variational approach
UR -
ER -