Principal Investigator: Clemens Simmer, Institute for Geosciences, University of Bonn
HPC Platform used: JUQUEEN and JUWELS of JSC
Local Project ID: chbn29, chbn37
A multi-institutional team of researchers is developing a data assimilation framework for coupled atmosphere-land-surface-groundwater models. These coupled models, which potentially allow a more accurate description of the coupled terrestrial water and energy fluxes, in particular fluxes across compartments, are affected by large uncertainties related to uncertain input parameters, initial conditions and boundary conditions. Data assimilation can alleviate these limitations and this project is focused in particular on the value of coupled data assimilation which means that observations in one compartment (e.g., subsurface) are used to update states, and possibly also parameters, in another compartment (e.g., land surface).