DART featured in BAMS

By Staff
10/16/2009 - 12:00am

BAMS coverIMAGe's Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) is featured in the September issue of theĀ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, with artwork by Candice Murray of CISL's Outreach Services Group gracing the cover. Developed and maintained at NCAR, DART provides software tools for data assimilation education, research, and development.

DART is an open-source community facility that allows atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, hydrologists, chemists, and other geophysicists to build state-of-the-art data assimilation systems with unprecedented ease. For global numerical weather prediction, DART produces ensemble-mean analyses comparable to analyses from major centers, while also providing initial conditions for ensemble predictions.

Basic systems for large models can be implemented with DART in only a few weeks, and comprehensive systems have been built in as little as a few months. The algorithms scale well on a variety of parallel architectures, allowing researchers to study large data assimilation problems. DART also includes many models and a tutorial appropriate for undergraduate and graduate instruction.

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Volume 90, Issue 9 (September 2009)

The Data Assimilation Research Testbed: A Community Facility (Abstract)

Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART)