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Probabilistic Forecasting and Bayesian Data Assimilation (Paperback) (Sebastian Reich)

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In this book the authors describe the principles and methods behind probabilistic forecasting and Bayesian data assimilation. Instead of focusing on particular application areas, the authors adopt a general dynamical systems approach, with a profusion of low-dimensional, discrete-time numerical examples designed to build intuition about the subject. Part I explains the mathematical framework of ensemble-based probabilistic forecasting and uncertainty quantification. Part II is devoted to Bayesian filtering algorithms, from classical data assimilation algorithms such as the Kalman filter, variational techniques, and sequential Monte Carlo methods, through to more recent developments such as the ensemble Kalman filter and ensemble transform filters. The McKean approach to sequential filtering in combination with coupling of measures serves as a unifying mathematical framework throughout Part II. Assuming only some basic familiarity with probability, this book is an ideal introduction for graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, geoscience and other emerging application areas.
Number of Pages: 297
Genre: Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Sebastian Reich
Language: English
Street Date: July 31, 2015
TCIN: 17265765
UPC: 9781107663916
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-4938
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