Data compression - Data user perspective

TitleData compression - Data user perspective
Publication TypePresentation
Date Published2013
AuthorCollard, A
Event Series/CollectionECMWF/EUMETSAT NWP-SAF
KeywordsEMC, EUMETSAT, hyperspectral infrared satellite observations, NCEP, NOAA, NWP-SAF, workshop

Hyper-spectral infrared satellite observations are made up of many thousands of channels but contain only a few tens of pieces of independent information. It is therefore desirable to present this information to a data assimilation system in a more efficient form. The type of compression chosen will depend on a number of factors including: - the ability to efficiently forward model the new data type - the ability to define an observation error covariance matrix that is well-conditioned and reflects the true error properties of the observation - the ability to perform accurate quality control - ease of monitoring - robustness of the method against change in instrument characteristics In addition, with the advent of hyper-spectral geostationary imagers, spatial and spectral compression may be necessary.

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