Associate Professor Xuguang Wang Gives Keynote Talk in Germany

Associate Professor Xuguang Wang Gives Keynote Talk in Germany



The 6th International Symposium on Data Assimilation was held in Munich, Germany at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, March 5-9, 2018. According to the ISDA’s website,

“Data assimilation is at an exciting stage with models moving to higher resolution, a trend towards coupled modelling systems and increased efforts on the assimilation of observations related to clouds and precipitation as well as chemical substances. Fundamental progress is required in

  • Dealing with the multi-scale nature of forecast errors associated with clouds and precipitation
  • Dealing with non-Gaussian uncertainties in both the forecast and the observations
  • Dealing with the highly non-linear mapping from model to observation space

The International Symposium on Data Assimilation provides a forum to present and discuss new results on these and other challenges across a broad range of sessions.”

Dr. Xuguang Wang, associate professor and presidential research professor in the School of Meteorology, was invited to give the keynote talk. Her talk was entitled “Development and research of GSI-based EnVar for convective-scale radar data assimilation: challenges and recent progress”. Reports from the conference concluded that the talk was very successful, with many questions following. In addition, one of Dr. Wang’s students, Hristo Chipilski, won a travel award from the ISDA and traveled with Dr. Wang to the conference, which featured “oral and poster contributions in various fields of atmospheric data assimilation and ensemble prediction.”