Book 2009

Meteorological and Air Quality Models for Urban Areas

ISBN: 978-3-642-00297-7 (Print) 978-3-642-00298-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Urban Morphology and Databases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-9

      Facilitating Advanced Urban Meteorology and Air Quality Modelling Capabilities with High Resolution Urban Database and Access Portal Tools

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      Pages 11-19

      Relating Small-Scale Emission and Concentration Variability in Air Quality Models

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      Pages 21-27

      Performance of Different Sub-Grid-Scale Surface Flux Parameterizations for Urban and Rural Areas

  3. Parameterizations of Urban Canopy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29

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      Pages 31-37

      How to Use Computational Fluid Dynamics Models for Urban Canopy Parameterizations

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      Chapter

      Pages 39-46

      Review of Japanese Urban Models and a Scale Model Experiment

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      Chapter

      Pages 47-58

      Urban Soil-Canopy-Atmosphere Exchanges at Submesoscales: Learning from Model Development, Evaluation, and Coupling with LES

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      Chapter

      Pages 59-66

      The Effect of Stratification on the Aerodynamic Roughness Length

  4. Strategy for Urbanization of Different Types of Models

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67

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      Chapter

      Pages 69-76

      FUMAPEX Experience of Model Urbanisation

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      Chapter

      Pages 77-86

      Evolution of Urban Surface Exchange in the UK Met Office’s Unified Model

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      Chapter

      Pages 87-94

      Sensitivity Tests in the Dynamical and Thermal Part of the MRF-Urban PBL Scheme in the MM5 Model

  5. Evaluation and Case Studies / Observations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95

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      Chapter

      Pages 97-123

      Urban Surface Energy Balance Models: Model Characteristics and Methodology for a Comparison Study

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      Chapter

      Pages 125-131

      Measuring Meteorology in Urban Areas – Some Progress and Many Problems

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      Chapter

      Pages 133-141

      Derivation of Vertical Wind and Turbulence Profiles, the Mixing-Layer Height, and the Vertical Turbulent Exchange Coefficient from Sodar and Ceilometer Soundings in Urban Measurement Campaigns

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      Chapter

      Pages 143-150

      Verification and Case Studies for Urban Effects in HIRLAM Numerical Weather Forecasting

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      Pages 151-162

      Model Urbanization Strategy: Summaries, Recommendations and Requirements

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 163-183