A Variational Method for the Analysis of Three-Dimensional Wind Fields from Two Doppler Radars

@inproceedings{Gao1998AVM,
title={A Variational Method for the Analysis of Three-Dimensional Wind Fields from Two Doppler Radars},
author={Jidong Gao and M. Z. Xue},
year={1998}
}

This paper proposes a new method of dual-Doppler radar analysis based on a variational approach. In it, a cost function, defined as the distance between the analysis and the observations at the data points, is minimized through a limited memory, quasi-Newton conjugate gradient algorithm with the mass continuity equation imposed as a weak constraint. The analysis is performed in Cartesian space. Compared with traditional methods, the variational method offers much more flexibility in its use of… CONTINUE READING

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