wiki:PDAF_generate_obs_si

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PDAF_generate_obs_si

This page documents the routine PDAF_generate_obs_si of PDAF.

The routine is typically called in assimilate_pdaf or directly in the model code.

PDAF_generate_obs is the variant of PDAF_generate_obs with the simplified interface. The difference between both routines is that in the simplified interface the names of the call-back subroutines are not specified. Instead the routine assumes that the call-back routines have a standard name as specified at the end of this page.

This routine is used to generate synthetic observations. The routine bases on the usual implementation strategy for PDAF which is described on the page Modification of the model code for the ensemble integration and its sub-page on inserting the analysis step. The routine is used in the fully-parallel implementation variant of the data assimilation system. When the 'flexible' implementation variant, the routine `PDAF_put_state_generate_obs' is used.

The interface is the following:

  SUBROUTINE PDAF_generate_obs_si(status_pdaf)

with the following arguments:

  • status_pdaf: The integer status flag. It is zero, if PDAF_generate_obs_si is exited without errors.

The routine calls several user-supplied call-back routines. They are described on the page on implementing the generation of synthetic observations.

It is recommended that the value of status_pdaf is checked in the program after PDAF_generate_obs_si is executed. Only if its value is 0 the initialization was successful.