[Dart-dev]  DART/trunk/models/wrf/model_mod.html: a bit more wordsmithing on the multiple domain paragraph
nancy at ucar.edu
nancy at ucar.edu
Tue Nov 5 08:55:43 MST 2013
Date: 2013-11-05 08:55:42 -0700 (Tue, 05 Nov 2013)
a bit more wordsmithing on the multiple domain paragraph
trying to make the explanation more clear.
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--- DART/trunk/models/wrf/model_mod.html 2013-11-04 23:05:46 UTC (rev 6569)
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given WRF NetCDF files.
-The model interface code supports nested WRF domains. Data for all
+The model interface code supports WRF configurations with multiple domains.
+Data for all
domains is read into the DART state vector. During the computation of the
forward operators (getting the estimated observation values from each
ensemble member), the search starts in the domain with the highest number,
which is generally the finest nest or one of multiple finer nests.
-The search code determines if the observation location is within the
-domain, and works its way from largest number to smallest number
-domain, ending with domain 1.
-For example, in a 4 domain case data in the state vector that came
-from <em class=file>wrfinput_d04</em>, then
+The search stops as soon as a domain contains the observation location,
+working its way from largest number to smallest number domain, ending
+with domain 1.
+For example, in a 4 domain case the data in the state vector that came
+from <em class=file>wrfinput_d04</em> is searched first, then
<em class=file>wrfinput_d03</em>, <em class=file>wrfinput_d02</em>,
-<em class=file>wrfinput_d01</em> are searched.
The forward operator is computed from the first domain grid that
contains the lat/lon of the observation.
During the assimilation phase, when the state values are adjusted based on
the correlations and assimilation increments, all points in all domains
that are within the localization radius are adjusted, regardless of domain.
+The impact of an observation on the state depends only on the distance between
+the observation and the state vector point, and the regression coefficient
+based on the correlation between the distributions of the ensemble of state
+vector points and the ensemble of observation forward operator values.
The fields from WRF that are copied into the DART state vector are
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