Use of multiquadric interpolation for meteorological objective analysis

W. A. Nuss, D. W. Titley

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Abstract

The method of multiquadric interpolation uses hyperboloid radial basis functions to fit scattered data to a uniform grid. Results for an analytical function indicate that the method is more accurate than the Barnes or Cressman methods. Application to actual meteorological data indicates that multi-quadric intepolation produces excellent analyses that retain small-scale features resolved by the observations in any subregion of the analysis. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1611-1631
Number of pages21
JournalMonthly Weather Review
Volume122
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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  • Atmospheric Science

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