IMAGe Theme of the Year - Frontiers in Ensemble Data Assimilation for Geoscience Applications

Workshop and Supplemental Tutorial

Boulder, Colorado 3 - 7 August 2015


The workshop will run from August 4 - 7 and will focus on:

1. Ensemble assimilation for atmosphere, ocean, land and coupled earth system models.

2. Hybrid ensemble variational assimilation techniques.

The workshop is open to all researchers interested in exploring current techniques and applications of data assimilation in the geosciences.

The Graduate Student Tutorial  (August 3 - 7) will cover:

1. An introduction to ensemble data assimilation.

2. Using the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) community software facility.

3. Using DART with the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model.

4. Using DART with the Community Earth System Model (CESM).


The tutorial will prepare graduate students with an interest in data assimilation to be active participants in the workshop. By the end of the week, students will be ready to do research using DART with a variety of geoscience models and observations.


The Graduate Student Tutorial Application is now closed, but the Tutorial Registration is now open.  Please use the link at the left to register.


All sessions will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Mesa Laboratory, located in the foothills above beautiful Boulder, Colorado.