A new ICOS study has shown a reduction of CO2 emission during the Covid-19 lockdown

This study compares CO2 fluxes from 8 measurement towers in European cities between the lockdown and data from the previous years. Previously, in the URCLIM project, the urban climate model TEB was improved to be able to simulate the CO2 fluxes using the previous years measurements of one of these towers, in Kumpula, Helsinki, Finland.…Continue reading A new ICOS study has shown a reduction of CO2 emission during the Covid-19 lockdown

URCLIM Flash News – April 2020

THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY REMAINS ACTIVE DURING THE LOCKDOWN Due to the exceptional context the world is dealing with, the URCLIM team is still managing activities while teleworking since March 2020. Such activities cannot be put on hold since urban climate information provide core elements for public health policies. As specified by the World Meteorological Organisation,…Continue reading URCLIM Flash News – April 2020

City-descriptive input data for urban climate models: Model requirements, data sources and challenges, in Urban Climate, vol.31

Abstract Cities are particularly vulnerable to meteorological hazards because of the concentration of population, goods, capital stock and infrastructure. Urban climate services require multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial approaches and new paradigms in urban climate modelling. This paper classifies the required urban input data for both mesoscale state-of-the-art Urban Canopy Models (UCMs) and microscale Obstacle Resolving Models…Continue reading City-descriptive input data for urban climate models: Model requirements, data sources and challenges, in Urban Climate, vol.31

Climate sensitivity to Land use Changes over the City of Brussels, in Geographica Pannonica, vol. 23.

“Cities have committed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and implement climate-change adaptation measures. Since, in practice, the planning of adaptation measures is a complex process we explore the maximum potential benefit that can be gained through adaptation measures for the city of Brussels. More specifically,  the effect of changes in albedo and vegetation fraction on…Continue reading Climate sensitivity to Land use Changes over the City of Brussels, in Geographica Pannonica, vol. 23.

URCLIM is featured in the January 2020 issue of the JPI Climate magazine

Through its coordinator Valéry MASSON, the URCLIM project and objectives are promoted in the latest issue of the brand new JPI E-Magazine. As a matter of fact, URCLIM is funded out of the JPI Climate initiative. JPI Climate aims at gathering, coordinating and harmonising research practices as well as stimulating innovation in the field of…Continue reading URCLIM is featured in the January 2020 issue of the JPI Climate magazine