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Probabilistic Forecasting and Bayesian Data Assimilation

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Table of Contents

1. Prologue: how to produce forecasts
Part I. Quantifying Uncertainty:
2. Introduction to probability
3. Computational statistics
4. Stochastic processes
5. Bayesian inference
Part II. Bayesian Data Assimilation:
6. Basic data assimilation algorithms
7. McKean approach to data assimilation
8. Data assimilation for spatio-temporal processes
9. Dealing with imperfect models

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.

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Probabilistic Forecasting and Bayesian Data Assimilation
Sebastian Reich, Colin Cotter

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