Meteorological and Air Quality Models for Urban Areas

  • Alexander Baklanov
  • Grimmond Sue
  • Mahura Alexander
  • Maria Athanassiadou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Urban Morphology and Databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefano Galmarini, Jean-François Vinuesa, Alberto Martilli
      Pages 11-19
  3. Parameterizations of Urban Canopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Sergej Zilitinkevich, Ivan Mammarella, Alexander Baklanov, Sylvain Joffre
      Pages 59-66
  4. Strategy for Urbanization of Different Types of Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Alexander Baklanov, FUMAPEX Team*
      Pages 69-76
    3. Peter Clark, Martin Best, Aurore Porson
      Pages 77-86
  5. Evaluation and Case Studies / Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. C.S.B. Grimmond, Martin Best, Janet Barlow, A. J. Arnfield, J.-J. Baik, A. Baklanov et al.
      Pages 97-123
    3. Sven-Erik Gryning, Ekaterina Batchvarova
      Pages 125-131
    4. Alexander Mahura, Alexander Baklanov, Claus Petersen, Niels W. Nielsen, Bjarne Amstrup
      Pages 143-150
    5. Alexander Baklanov, Jason Ching, C.S.B. Grimmond, Alberto Martilli
      Pages 151-162
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-183

About this book


This book, based on the selected presentations given at the COST728 workshop, is concerned with the following main topics/chapters:

1. Urban morphology and databases,

2. Parameterisations of urban canopy,

3. Strategy for urbanization of different types of models,

4. Evaluation and city case studies / field studies.

The chapters were concerned with dynamic (on wind and turbulent) and thermal effects (on temperature and energy in general). The final chapter of this volume summarizes the discussion and conclusions from the four main topics and provides recommendations and future requirements.

The book is oriented towards numerical weather prediction and air quality modelling communities.


Meteorology Scale Urban meteorology Weather Weather forecasting air pollution city-scale modelling databases model urbanization morphology parameterization of urban canopy surface energy balance temperature wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Baklanov
    • 1
  • Grimmond Sue
    • 2
  • Mahura Alexander
    • 3
  • Maria Athanassiadou
    • 4
  1. 1.Danish Meteorological InstituteKoebenhavnDenmark
  2. 2.Dept. GeographyKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Danish Meteorological InstituteKoebenhavnDenmark
  4. 4.Prediction and ResearchHadley Centre for ClimateExeterUnited Kingdom

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