W16. Model-data fusion: applications to carbon-climate-human and other systems

organized by Georgii Alexandrov

Due to the start of European Emissions Trading Scheme, United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism and other market instruments for controlling greenhouse gases there will be an incentive to under-report emissions and exaggerate carbon sequestering (Nature, 433: 683). An effective multinational program for atmospheric verification of the efforts on controlling atmospheric CO2 concentration would not cost much, if the models of global carbon cycle will be improved to the certain level of credibility. Developing efficient model-data fusion techniques can do this.

Model-data fusion embraces a number of approaches for introducing observations into a modeling framework. They include inverse methods, data assimilation, parameter estimation, and constrained optimization. This workshop is to discuss

NB. Numerical methods of model-data fusion are not specific to the carbon-climate-human system, and therefore those who are developing such methods with respect to other environmental problems are welcome to participate and share their experience.


Georgii Alexandrov -- Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan; E-mail: g.alexandrov@nies.go.jp

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Position Paper

G. A. Alexandrov, D. Chan, M. Chen, K. Gurney, K. Higuchi, A. Ito, C. D. Jones, A. Komarov, K. Mabuchi, D. M. Matross, F. Veroustraete, W. W. Verstraeten Model-data fusion in the studies of terrestrial carbon sink


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