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Wrf4palm v1.0: A mesoscale dynamical driver for the microscale PALM model system 6.0

Lin, Dongqi; Khan, Basit 1,2; Katurji, Marwan; Bird, Leroy; Faria, Ricardo; Revell, Laura E.
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


A set of Python-based tools, WRF4PALM, has been developed for offline nesting of the PALM model system 6.0 into the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) modelling system. Time-dependent boundary conditions of the atmosphere are critical for accurate representation of microscale meteorological dynamics in high-resolution real-data simulations. WRF4PALM generates initial and boundary conditions from WRF outputs to provide time-varying meteorological forcing for PALM. The WRF model has been used across the atmospheric science community for a broad range of multidisciplinary applications. The PALM model system 6.0 is a turbulence-resolving large-eddy simulation model with an additional Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) mode for atmospheric and oceanic boundary layer studies at microscale (Maronga et al., 2020). Currently PALM has the capability to ingest output from the regional scale Consortium for Small-scale Modelling (COSMO) atmospheric prediction model. However, COSMO is not an open source model and requires a licence agreement for operational use or academic research (, last access: 23 April 2021). ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000133566
Veröffentlicht am 03.06.2021
DOI: 10.5194/gmd-14-2503-2021
Zitationen: 7
Web of Science
Zitationen: 6
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1991-959X, 1991-9603
KITopen-ID: 1000133566
HGF-Programm 12.11.11 (POF IV, LK 01) Urban Climate and Air Quality
Erschienen in Geoscientific Model Development
Verlag Copernicus Publications
Band 14
Heft 5
Seiten 2503-2524
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