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Research article 16 Apr 2018

Research article | 16 Apr 2018

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A Novel Approach for Solving CNOP and its Application in Identifying Sensitive Regions of Tropical Cyclone Adaptive Observations

Linlin Zhang1, Bin Mu1, Shijin Yuan1, and Feifan Zhou2,3 Linlin Zhang et al.
  • 1School of Software Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804
  • 2Laboratory of Cloud-Precipitation Physics and Severe Storms, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029
  • 3University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.19 (A) Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing 100049

Abstract. In this paper, a novel approach is proposed for solving conditional nonlinear optimal perturbation (CNOP), named it adaptive cooperation co-evolution of parallel particle swarm optimization and wolf search algorithm (ACPW) based on principal component analysis. Taking Fitow (2013) and Matmo (2014) as two tropical cyclone (TC) cases, CNOP solved by ACPW is used to investigate the sensitive regions identification of TC adaptive observations with the fifth-generation mesoscale model (MM5). Meanwhile, the 60km and 120km resolutions are adopted. The adjoint-based method (short for the ADJ-method) is also applied to solve CNOP, and the result is used as a benchmark. To validate the validity of ACPW, the CNOPs obtained from the different methods are compared in terms of the patterns, energies, similarities and simulated TC tracks with perturbations. (1) The ACPW can capture similar CNOP patterns with the ADJ-method, and the patterns of TC Fitow are more similar than TC Matmo. (2) When using the 120km resolution, similarities between CNOPs of the ADJ-method and ACPW are higher than those using the 60km. (3) Compared to the ADJ-method, although the CNOPs of ACPW produce lower energies, they can obtain better benefits gained from the reduction of CNOPs, not only in the entire domain but also in the sensitive regions identified. (4) The sensitive regions identified by CNOPs-ACPW has the same influence on the improvements of the TC tracks forecast skills with those identified by CNOPs-ADJ-method. (5) The ACPW has a higher efficiency than the ADJ-method. All conclusions prove that ACPW is a meaningful and effective method for solving CNOP and can be used to identify sensitive regions of TC adaptive observations.

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We propose a novel approach to solve conditional nonlinear optimal perturbation for identifying sensitive areas for tropical cyclone adaptive observations. This method is free of adjoint model and overcomes two obstacles, no having adjoint models and too high dimensions of problem space. All experomental results prove that it is a meaningful and effective method for solving CNOP and provides a new way for such researches. This work has two steps: to solve CNOP and to identify the sensitive area.
We propose a novel approach to solve conditional nonlinear optimal perturbation for identifying...