This report describes the validation of the 2DVAR results and the effect of its parameter settings. This is done using statistical analyses and case studies.
The following statistical analyses have been performed:
Intercomparison of scatterometer wind fields and model predictions;
Statistical consistency of 2DVAR
One important validation method, comparison with buoy measurements, is not included in this report.
Detailed information on 2DVAR and the optimal settings of its parameters is derived from case studies.
J Vogelzang. Validation of 2DVAR on SeaWinds data