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##### A Parallel Approach for 3D-Variational Data Assimilation on GPUs in Ocean Circulation Models

**Authors:**
Rossella Arcucci,
Luisa D’Amore,
Simone Celestino,
Giuseppe Scotti,
Giuliano Laccetti

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Data Assimilation,
Parallel Algorithm,
GPU
architectures,
Ocean Models.

**Digital Object Identifier (DOI):**
doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1105679

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