Articles | Volume 9, issue 10
Methods for assessment of models
04 Oct 2016
Methods for assessment of models |  | 04 Oct 2016

Consistent assimilation of multiple data streams in a carbon cycle data assimilation system

Natasha MacBean, Philippe Peylin, Frédéric Chevallier, Marko Scholze, and Gregor Schürmann


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Short summary
Model projections of the response of the terrestrial biosphere to anthropogenic emissions are uncertain, in part due to unknown fixed parameters in a model. Data assimilation can address this by using observations to optimise these parameter values. Using multiple types of data is beneficial for constraining different model processes, but it can also pose challenges in a DA context. This paper demonstrates and discusses the issues involved using toy models and examples from existing literature.