Eighth Mississippi State - UAB Conference on Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations.
Electron. J. Diff. Eqns., Conference 19 (2010), pp. 15-30.
Title: Variational data assimilation for discrete Burgers equation
Authors: Amit Apte (TIFR,Chikkabommasandra, Bangalore, India)
Didier Auroux (Univ. de Nice Sophia, Antipolis, Nice, France)
Mythily Ramaswamy (TIFR,Chikkabommasandra, Bangalore, India)
Abstract:
We present an optimal control formulation of the data assimilation
problem for the Burgers' equation, with the initial condition as the
control. First the convergence of the implicit Lax-Friedrichs
numerical discretization scheme is presented. Then we study the
dependence of the convergence of the associated minimization problem
on different terms in the cost function, specifically, the weight for
the regularization and the number of observations, as well as the
a priori approximation of the initial condition. We present
numerical evidence for multiple minima of the cost function without
regularization, while only a single minimum is seen for the
regularized problem.
Published September 25, 2010.
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Key Words: Variational data assimilation; Burgers equation;
Lax-Friedrichs scheme.