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Urban Climate Under Change [UC]2 – A National Research Programme for Developing a Building-Resolving Atmospheric Model for Entire City Regions

Scherer, Dieter; Antretter, Florian; Bender, Steffen; Cortekar, Jörg; Emeis, Stefan ORCID iD icon 1; Fehrenbach, Ute; Gross, Günter; Halbig, Guido; Hasse, Jens; Maronga, Björn; Raasch, Siegfried; Scherber, Katharina
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Large cities and urban regions are confronted with rising pressure by environmental pollution, impacts of climate change, as well as natural and health hazards. They are characterised by heterogeneous mosaics of urban structures, causing modifications of atmospheric processes on different temporal and spatial scales. Planning authorities need reliable, locally relevant information on urban atmospheric processes, providing fine spatial resolutions in city quarters or street canyons, as well as projections of future climates, specifically downscaled to individual cities. Therefore, building-resolving urban climate models for entire city regions are required as tool for urban development and planning, air quality control, as well as for design of actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. To date, building-resolving atmospheric models covering entire large cities are mostly missing. The German research programme “Urban Climate Under Change” ([UC]2) aims at developing a new urban climate model, to acquire three-dimensional observational data for model testing and validation, and to test its practicability and usability in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to provide a scientifically sound and practicable instrument to address the above mentioned challenges. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000091932
Veröffentlicht am 13.06.2019
DOI: 10.1127/metz/2019/0913
Zitationen: 32
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 03.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0941-2948
KITopen-ID: 1000091932
HGF-Programm 12.02.04 (POF III, LK 01) Urban-Rural Interactions
Erschienen in Meteorologische Zeitschrift
Verlag Borntraeger Science Publishers
Band 28
Heft 2
Seiten 95-104
Projektinformation Stadtklima-B-3DO-TP7 (BMBF, 01LP1602G)
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.02.2019
Schlagwörter urban climate, air quality, urban planning, climate change, building-resolving atmospheric model, large eddy simulation, observational data, model validation, applicability tests, data management
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