Sensitivity analysis of the meteorological preprocessor MPP-FMI 3.0 using algorithmic differentiation

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Physics en
dc.contributor.author Backman, John
dc.contributor.author Wood, Curtis R.
dc.contributor.author Auvinen, Mikko
dc.contributor.author Kangas, Leena
dc.contributor.author Hannuniemi, Hanna
dc.contributor.author Karppinen, Ari
dc.contributor.author Kukkonen, Jaakko
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-03T12:35:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-03T12:35:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-17
dc.identifier.citation Backman , J , Wood , C R , Auvinen , M , Kangas , L , Hannuniemi , H , Karppinen , A & Kukkonen , J 2017 , ' Sensitivity analysis of the meteorological preprocessor MPP-FMI 3.0 using algorithmic differentiation ' , Geoscientific Model Development , vol. 10 , no. 10 , pp. 3793-3803 . https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3793-2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1991-959X
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6927-825X/work/39206345
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dc.description.abstract The meteorological input parameters for urbanand local-scale dispersion models can be evaluated by pre-processing meteorological observations, using a boundarylayer parameterisation model. This study presents a sensitivity analysis of a meteorological preprocessor model (MPP-FMI) that utilises readily available meteorological data as input. The sensitivity of the preprocessor to meteorological input was analysed using algorithmic differentiation (AD). The AD tool used was TAPENADE. The AD method numerically evaluates the partial derivatives of functions that are implemented in a computer program. In this study, we focus on the evaluation of vertical fluxes in the atmosphere and in particular on the sensitivity of the predicted inverse Obukhov length and friction velocity on the model input parameters. The study shows that the estimated inverse Obukhov length and friction velocity are most sensitive to wind speed and second most sensitive to solar irradiation. The dependency on wind speed is most pronounced at low wind speeds. The presented results have implications for improving the meteorological preprocessing models. AD is shown to be an efficient tool for studying the ranges of sensitivities of the predicted parameters on the model input values quantitatively. A wider use of such advanced sensitivity analysis methods could potentially be very useful in analysing and improving the models used in atmospheric sciences. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject ATMOSPHERIC RADIATIVE-TRANSFER en
dc.subject URBAN AIR-POLLUTION en
dc.subject MODELING SYSTEM en
dc.subject HELSINKI en
dc.subject AREA en
dc.subject 114 Physical sciences en
dc.title Sensitivity analysis of the meteorological preprocessor MPP-FMI 3.0 using algorithmic differentiation en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3793-2017
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