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Greencycles II Training Workshop II

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


Nuno Carvalhais, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Daniela Dalmonech, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Thomas Kaminski, FastOpt, Hamburg, Germany
Jens Kattge, MPI Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Jana Kolossa, Estellus, Paris, France
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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