Numerical resolution of an “unbalanced” mass transport problem
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique, Volume 37 (2003) no. 5, p. 851-868

We introduce a modification of the Monge-Kantorovitch problem of exponent 2 which accommodates non balanced initial and final densities. The augmented lagrangian numerical method introduced in [6] is adapted to this “unbalanced” problem. We illustrate the usability of this method on an idealized error estimation problem in meteorology.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.1051/m2an:2003058
Classification:  35J60,  65K10,  78A05,  90B99
Keywords: Monge-Kantorovitch problem, Wasserstein distance, augmented lagrangian method
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Benamou, Jean-David. Numerical resolution of an “unbalanced” mass transport problem. ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique, Volume 37 (2003) no. 5, pp. 851-868. doi : 10.1051/m2an:2003058. http://www.numdam.org/item/M2AN_2003__37_5_851_0/

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