What is DART?

The Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) is an open-source community facility that provides software tools for data assimilation research, development, and education. Using DART’s carefully engineered ensemble data assimilation algorithms and diagnostic tools, atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, hydrologists, chemists, and other geophysicists can construct state-of-the-art data assimilation systems with unprecedented ease.

In this section we will introduce DART in further detail. This includes:

  1. The benefits of using DART

  2. A brief history of DART

  3. High-level data assimilation workflows in DART

  4. DART’s design philosophy

  5. Important capabilities of DART