Craig Bishop is a meteorologist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and an expert in data assimilation, numerical weather prediction and mesoscale dynamics. A highlight of his research contributions include the development of the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (ETKF). Craig is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
Craig Bishop visited the meteorological institute in Munich from July 6th to July 13th 2017. He gave a presentation on July 7th on "The GIGG-Delta filter: Data assimilation for episodic variables with skewed uncertainty distributions like cloud, precipitation, fire and ice" and he gave a colloquium presentation on July 10th on "Gain form of the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter and its relevance to satellite data assimilation with model space ensemble covariance localization". Click here to read more about this presentation.
Craig also attended numerous presentations from researchers at the institute and in particular from Tijana Janjic-Pfander's group (B6 project). The many informal discussions throughout his visit led to new ideas for collaborations. He also provided insightful comments about a problem of preservation of positivity in data assimilation that affects assimilation of radar and cloud data.