Simultaneous model spin-up and parameter identification with the one-shot method in a climate model example

Claudia Kratzenstein, Thomas Slawig

Abstract


We investigate the Oneshot Optimization strategy introduced by Hamdi and Griewank for the applicability and efficiency to identify parameters in models of the earth's climate system. Parameters of a box model of the North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation are optimized with respect to the fit of model output to data given by another model of intermediate complexity. Since the model is run into a steady state by a pseudo time-stepping, efficient techniques are necessary to avoid extensive recomputations or storing when using gradient-based local optimization algorithms. The Oneshot approach simultaneously updates state, adjoint and parameter values. For the required partial derivatives, the algorithmic/automatic differentiation tool TAF was used. Numerical results are compared to results obtained by the BFGS-quasi-Newton method.

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Algorithmic differentiation; bounded retardation; climate model; fixed point iteration; parameter identification

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11121/ijocta.01.2013.00144

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