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Greencycles II Training Workshop 2:

Benchmarking and Data Assimilation

13-16 September 2011


Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Hans-Knöll-Str. 10
07743 Jena

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The course will cover the following aspects:

Overview on current benchmarking activities
Treatment of data errors and model-data inconsistencies

Examples: eddy-covariance measurements / remote sensing

Metrics for model evaluation

Frequency-based methods / Metrics: Selection of appropriate metrics

Introduction to model uncertainty analysis

Parameter screening techniques, latin hypercube sampling

Introduction to data assimilation methods

Monte-Carlo Methods, Ensemble Kalman Filters, adjoint methods

Confirmed speakers:

Jana Kolossa, Estellus, Paris, France
Daniela Dalmonech, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Thomas Kaminski, FastOpt, Hamburg, Germany
Jens Kattge, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Gitta Lasslop, MPI Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Martin Jung, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Marko Scholze, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Gregor Schürmann, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Sönke Zaehle, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany

Any questions should be addressed to Sönke Zaehle (szaehle #

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