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This page documents the routine PDAFomi_init_dim_obs_l` of PDAF-OMI.

The routine has to be called in init_dim_obs_l_OBTYPE in each observation module if a domain-localized filter (LESTKF/LETKF/LNETF/LSEIK)is used. It initializes the local observation information for PDAF-OMI for a single local analysis domain

See the page describing PDAF-OMI observation modules for the full documentation of OMI observation modules.

The interface is:

  SUBROUTINE PDAFomi_init_dim_obs_l(thisobs_l, thisobs, coords_l, locweight, lradius, &
       sradius, dim_obs_l)

    TYPE(obs_f), INTENT(inout) :: thisobs    ! Data type with full observation
    TYPE(obs_l), INTENT(inout) :: thisobs_l  ! Data type with local observation
    REAL, INTENT(in) :: coords_l(:)          ! Coordinates of current local analysis domain
    INTEGER, INTENT(in) :: locweight         ! Type of localization function
    REAL, INTENT(in) :: lradius              ! Localization radius
    REAL, INTENT(in) :: sradius              ! Support radius of localization function
    INTEGER, INTENT(inout) :: dim_obs_l      ! Local dimension of current observation vector


  • The output value dim_obs_l of the routine is the number of local observations for the local analysis domain for which the routine is called.
  • The coordinate vector coords_l has be set consistently with the observation coordinates specified in init_dim_obs_OBSTYPE.
  • a convenient place to initialize coords_l is in init_dim_l. The templates and tutorial codes show this approach. (see the page on implementing the local analysis step)
  • locweight, lradius and sradius can be set to the same values for all local analysis domains. However, the interface allows the user to specify different localization radii and weight functions for each single local analysis domain depending on the index domain_p or the coordinates coords_l.