A recipe for a cubic B-spline-based solution for multivariate variational formulation of a data analysis and assimilation problem is provided. To represent a signal whose smallest wavelength is L, the spline scale must be at most L/2, or approximately the Nyquist wavelength. This spline scale defines the computational grid, which tends to be coarser than the typical grid required for finite-difference discretization and hence offers a significant advantage in computational efficiency. The geostrophy-thin-plate model is introduced and applied to a set of analysis problems to demonstrate the effectiveness of the solution technique.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology|
|State||Published - Feb 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ocean Engineering
- Atmospheric Science