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Comparative interpretations of renormalization inversion technique for reconstructing unknown emissions from measured atmospheric concentrations

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The study highlights a theoretical comparison and various interpretations of a recent inversion technique, called renormalization, developed for the reconstruction of unknown tracer emissions from their measured concentrations. The comparative interpretations are presented in relation to the other inversion techniques based on principle of regularization, Bayesian, minimum norm, maximum entropy on mean, and model resolution optimization. It is shown that the renormalization technique can be interpreted in a similar manner to other techniques, with a practical choice of a priori information and error statistics, while eliminating the need of additional constraints. The study shows that the proposed weight matrix and weighted Gram matrix offer a suitable deterministic choice to the background error and measurement covariance matrices, respectively, in the absence of statistical knowledge about background and measurement errors. The technique is advantageous since it (i) utilizes weights representing a priori information apparent to the monitoring network, (ii) avoids dependence on background source estimates, (iii) improves on alternative choices for the error statistics, (iv) overcomes the colocalization problem in a natural manner, and (v) provides an optimally resolved source reconstruction. A comparative illustration of source retrieval is made by using the real measurements from a continuous point release conducted in Fusion Field Trials, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

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hal-02363245 , version 1 (14-11-2019)

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Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Pramod Kumar, Raj Rani, Grégory Turbelin. Comparative interpretations of renormalization inversion technique for reconstructing unknown emissions from measured atmospheric concentrations. Earth and Space Science, 2017, 4 (4), pp.184-199. ⟨10.1002/2016EA000247⟩. ⟨hal-02363245⟩
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