Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. Ser. II
Online ISSN : 2186-9057
Print ISSN : 0026-1165
ISSN-L : 0026-1165
Variational Methods (gtSpecial IssueltData Assimilation in Meteology and Oceanography: Theory and Practice)
Philippe Courtier
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1997 Volume 75 Issue 1B Pages 211-218

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Variational methods are introduced as particular algorithms to solve linear estimation problems in the presence of a dynamics i.e. data assimilation. They are compared from the algebraic and algorithmic viewpoint to optimal interpolation and the Kalman filter.

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