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
Month: March 2020
Three steps to pave the way to Urban Climate Services – video
Here is an outreach video shortly describing three important ingredients to pave the way towards European climate services!
Long time series spatialized data for urban climatological studies, in International Journal of Climatolology
Abstract Historically, the urban climate and its interaction with regional environment and larger-scale meteorological phenomena have been studied by comparing weather stations in urban and surrounding rural areas. Nevertheless, spatialized meteorological data are now available with different spatial resolutions, temporal frequencies, and time depths. Here with the Paris area as a case study, three products…Continue reading Long time series spatialized data for urban climatological studies, in International Journal of Climatolology
Urban Climate Services also adresses public health issues.
This is a very short presentation of what kind of topics the URCLIM team members are dealing with day to day. Click on our interactive elements above to learn more!
URCLIM 4th General Assembly
The 4th URCLIM General Asssembly took place in Saint-Mandé on the 26th and 27th of February 2020. The event has been hosted by our partner IGN – National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information. What was it about? This was about the latest research , project activities and results in the field of urban climate…Continue reading URCLIM 4th General Assembly
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.