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Softwares for data assimilation


Ensemble Kalman Filter, implemented on a front propagation simulator and sequentially assimilating front positions observed for correct input parameters (surface winds, vegetal fuel) and state (position of the front) model.

Further details: http://firefly.cerfacs.fr/ ; Contact at CERFACS: Mélanie Rochoux, Sophie Ricci


The DAMP platform (Data Assimilation with MASCARET) is dedicated to flood forecasting. It is based on solving equations river hydraulics (St. Venant equations) within the one-dimensional code MASCARET (developed by EDF and CEREMA). The implementation is done through dynamic coupling software OpenPALM that allows communication between the code and the calculation algorithm of the Kalman Filter assimilation by optimally managing  computing resources. Sequential assimilation of observed data in-situ water height corrects the errors on the friction coefficients,  hydrological and hydraulic inflow (height and flow rate) and thus improve the quality of short and medium forecast words (from several hours to 24 hours depending on the dynamics of watersheds). To date, DAMP is operationaly used at SPC at SAMA (Seine Marne Upstream Upstream) and is being implemented at a wider use SCHAPI to other basins.

Further details: http://damp.cerfacs.fr/ ; Contact at CERFACS : Sophie Ricci, Mélanie Rochoux


Invited communication to the BIDS'17 conference

thual |  12 December 2017

During an invited communication to the « Big Data from Space 2017 » conference, CERFACS presented the stakes and the perspectives of its strategic axis "Data Driven Modeling" from the point of view of the valorization of satellite data. For more details, see the article:...Read more

One Cerfacs’ proposal accepted in PRACE 15th call

superadmin |  4 December 2017

This study focuses on Hall-effect thrusters, which were first invented in the 1960s. Although such systems have been extensively studied, the detailed physics of the magnetized plasmas in these thrusters is very complex and several plasma processes that have direct influence on the thruster...Read more