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
Here is an outreach video shortly describing three important ingredients to pave the way towards European climate services!
Abstract This research enabled the validation of the AROME model, when used in climate mode at very high resolution (2.5km) on an agglomeration/city.
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!
What was it about? This was about the latest research , project activities and results in the field of urban climate services of course! The interest of deep learning methods was also quickly addressed. Another highlight of the two-day meeting was the training session about geoclimate chain to create urban maps for atmospheric models. This…Continue reading URCLIM 4th General Assembly
“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.