Nikki Prive, Morgan State University/NASA

Observing System Simulation Experiments: An Overview

Ronald Errico


An overview of Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) will be given, with focus on calibration and validation of OSSE frameworks. Pitfalls and practice will be discussed, including observation error characteristics, incestuousness, and experimental design. The potential use of OSSEs for investigation of the behaviour of data assimilation systems will be explored, including some results from experiments using the NASA/GMAO OSSE.

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