Inverse Methods For Atmospheric Sounding: Theory And Practice

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World Scientific, 17 juil. 2000 - 256 pages
Remote sounding of the atmosphere has proved to be a fruitful method of obtaining global information about the atmospheres of the earth and other planets. This book treats comprehensively the inverse problem of remote sounding, and discusses a wide range of retrieval methods for extracting atmospheric parameters of interest from the quantities (thermal emission, for example) that can be measured remotely. Inverse theory is treated in depth from an estimation-theory point of view, but practical questions are also emphasized, such as designing observing systems to obtain the maximum quantity of information, efficient numerical implementation of algorithms for processing large quantities of data, error analysis and approaches to the validation of the resulting retrievals. The book is targeted at graduate students as well as scientists.
 

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Information Aspects
13
Chapter 3 Error Analysis and Characterisation
43
Chapter 4 Optimal Linear Inverse Methods
65
Chapter 5 Optimal Methods for Nonlinear Inverse Problems
81
Chapter 6 Approximations Short Cuts and Adhoc Methods
101
Chapter 7 The Kalman Filter
121
Chapter 8 Global Data Assimilation
129
Chapter 10 Construction and Use of Prior Constraints
159
Chapter 11 Designing an Observing System
175
Chapter 12 Testing and Validating an Observing System
185
Appendix A Algebra of Matrices and Vectors
197
Appendix B Answers to Exercises
205
Appendix C Terminology and Notation
223
Bibliography
229
Index
235

Chapter 9 Numerical Methods for Forward Models and Jacobians
141

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