The page document the user-supplied call-back routine U_localize.

The routine U_localize is a call-back routine that has to be provided by the user. In the simplified interface the predefined name of the routine is localize_covar_pdaf, but in the full interface, the user can choose the name of the routine. The routine is used with the localized EnKF and called during the analysis step. The purpose of the routine is to apply covariance localization to the matrices HP and HPHT, which are provided as input/output arguments.

The interface is the following:

SUBROUTINE U_localize(dim_p, dim_obs, HP, HPH)


  • dim : integer, intent(in)
    State dimension
  • dim_obs : integer, intent(in)
    Number of observations at current time step (i.e. the size of the observation vector)
  • HP : real, intent(in), dimension(dim_obs, dim_p)
    Matrix HP
  • HPH : real, intent(in), dimension(dim_obs, dim_obs)
    Matrix HPHT


  • In case of a parallelization with domain decomposition, HP contains only the columns of the matrix that resides on the model sub-domain of the calling process. The number of rows is that of the global number of observations


  • To compute the localization one can use the routine PDAF_local_weight after computing the distance between two elements in the matrix HP or HPHT.
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