Data assimilation is an approach that combines observations and
model output, with the objective of improving the latter. This book
places data assimilation into the broader context of inverse
problems and the theory, methods, and algorithms that are used for
their solution. It provides a framework for, and insight into, the
inverse problem nature of data assimilation, emphasizing 'why' and
not just 'how.' Methods and diagnostics are emphasized,... more...