Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Clim. Past, 11, 81–93, 2015
Clim. Past, 11, 81–93, 2015

Research article 15 Jan 2015

Research article | 15 Jan 2015

On-line and off-line data assimilation in palaeoclimatology: a case study

A. Matsikaris et al.


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AR by Anastasios Matsikaris on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Nov 2014) by Volker Rath
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Nov 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Dec 2014)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Dec 2014) by Volker Rath
AR by Anastasios Matsikaris on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We compare an off-line and an on-line ensemble-based data assimilation method, for the climate of the 17th century. Both schemes perform better than the simulations without DA, and similar skill on the continental and hemispheric scales is found. This indicates either a lack of control of the slow components in our setup or a lack of skill in the information propagation on decadal timescales. The temporal consistency of the analysis in the on-line method makes it generally more preferable.