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AICS International Workshop on Data Assimilation

February 26-27, 2013
RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Kobe, Japan

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Pre-registration is required for all participants to guarantee an access to the meeting room. NO onsite registration is accepted.

Data Assimilation (DA) is a cross-disciplinary science to synergize numerical simulations and observational data, using statistical methods and applied mathematics. DA has long been playing a crucial role in numerical weather prediction (NWP), and recently, DA started to be applied more widely to numerical simulations beyond geophysical applications, such as planetary science and biological science. Contemporary fundamental challenges include better treatment of nonlinear and multi-scale system evolution, complex observation operators, and variables with non-Gaussian probability density functions. Developing efficient computational algorithms has also been a major issue.

The goal of this workshop is to enhance creative discussions among leading scientists in wide fields of theoretical and applied data assimilation. Invited presentations will focus mainly on atmospheric applications (NWP and chemical constituents), but contributions from all aspects of data assimilation research are welcomed. The topics covered in this workshop include (but not limited to):
  • Theoretical challenges, e.g., treatment to nonlinearity and non-Gaussianity
  • Convective-scale applications for heavy rainfall forecasts
  • Applications for aerosols and chemical constituents
  • Better use of satellite data and other new types of observations
  • Multi-surface and multi-scale treatments
  • Wide applications beyond geophysical science

RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) has launched the Data Assimilation Research Team in October, 2012, to enhance high-performance computational studies by integrating with observations of the Nature. This is the first international workshop on data assimilation at AICS. Your kind and warm consideration on participation is the key to success of this workshop and is greatly appreciated.

Workshop details:

 Date February 26-27, 2013
 Location RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science
 7-1-26 Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, Japan
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 Language English
 Keynote speaker Professor Eugenia Kalnay (University of Maryland)
 Invited speakers Professor Shu-Chih Yang (Taiwanese National Central University)
 Dr. Kazuo Saito (JMA/Meteorological Research Institute)
 Dr. Thomas Sekiyama (JMA/Meteorological Research Institute)
 Registration fee No fee

Scientific Organizing Committee:

     Takeshi Enomoto (Kyoto University)
     Toshiki Iwasaki (Tohoku University)
     Nobumasa Komori (JAMSTEC/Earth Simulator Center)
     Tadashi Tsuyuki (JMA/Meteorological Research Institute)
     Takemasa Miyoshi (RIKEN/AICS)


Instructions for presenters:

Poster presentation:

The size of the poster boards is approximately 110 cm by 160 cm (portrait). Pins will be provided.

Oral presentation:

We have a projector and a laptop PC equipped with Windows 7, Powerpoint 2010, and Acrobat reader. Mac users may connect directly to the projector.