Quality and sensitivity of high-resolution numerical simulation of urban heat islands

@inproceedings{Li2014QualityAS,
  title={Quality and sensitivity of high-resolution numerical simulation of urban heat islands},
  author={Dan Li and Elie Bou-Zeid},
  year={2014}
}
High-resolution numerical simulations of the urban heat island (UHI) effect with the widely-used Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model are assessed. Both the sensitivity of the results to the simulation setup, and the quality of the simulated fields as representations of the real world, are investigated. Results indicate that the WRF-simulated surface temperatures are more sensitive to the planetary boundary layer (PBL) scheme choice during nighttime, and more sensitive to the surface… CONTINUE READING