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Development of the Adjoint-Free Variational Data Assimilation System for Regional Models


Naval Research Laboratory, MS, Ocean Sciences

opportunity location
64.17.01.B7780 Stennis Space Center, MS 395295004


name email phone
Max Yaremchuk 228.688.5259


This research focuses on the development of the cutting edge data assimilation systems based on synthesis of the variational and ensemble methods. Current research topics include sensitivity analysis for targeted observations, external forcing control, and development of a conceptual adjoint-free 4dVar.for of the Navy coastal ocean model. We work closely with numerical modeling, ocean acoustic, and remote sensing groups, also located here. This research is part of the Navy’s effort to develop the next generation of data assimilation systems to increase the forecast skill of the Navy operational models.



Yaremchuk M, Carreier M: Monthly Weather Review 140(2): 637, 2012

Yaremchuk M, Smith S: Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society 137: 1927, 2011


key words
Data assimilation; Ensemble methods; Regional ocean modeling; Covariance modeling;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,830.00 $3,000.00
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