MegaPoli News

8 Oct 2010

Urban Model Comparison Paper: Phase 2 online

Grimmond CSB, M Blackett, MJ Best, J-J Baik, SE Belcher, J Beringer, SI Bohnenstengel, I Calmet, F Chen, A Coutts, A Dandou, K Fortuniak, ML Gouvea, R Hamdi, M Hendry, M Kanda, T Kawai, Y Kawamoto, H Kondo, ES Krayenhoff, S-H Lee, T Loridan, A Martilli, V Masson S Miao, K Oleson, R Ooka, G Pigeon, A Porson, Y-H Ryu, F Salamanca, G-J Steeneveld, M Tombrou, JA Voogt, D Young, N Zhang Initial Results from Phase 2 of the International Urban Energy Balance Comparison Project, International Journal of Climatology

2 Sep 2010

LUMPS paper on early view

Loridan T, CSB Grimmond, BD Offerle*, DT Young, T Smith, L Jarvi, F Lindberg. Local-Scale Urban Meteorological Parameterization Scheme (LUMPS): longwave radiation parameterization & seasonality related developments Journal of Applied Meteorology & Climatology. * past member (IU)

1 Sep 2010

LUCY v1.1 released: GUI

Revision: V1.1(2)

  • Date: 2 Sept 2010
  • Programme now at GUI (graphical User Interface)
  • Manual: number of changes to go with the new interface

Date:  11 August 2010

  • Programme now will create the directories where the files are to be written.
  • Need to replace:
  • •  AHF_model_main_MCR.exe
  • •  MCRInstaller.exe
  • All other files are the same as before
  • Manual:  main reference  is now in  press
7 Aug 2010

LUCY – Anthropogenic heat flux- paper accepted (IJC)

Allen L*, F Lindberg, CSB Grimmond Global to city scale model for anthropogenic heat flux, International Journal of Climatology (accepted) * past MSc (EMMM) member of group 

4 Aug 2010

Pilps-urban: International Urban Energy Balance comparison paper 1

Grimmond CSB, M Blackett, M Best, J Barlow, JJ Baik, S Belcher, SI Bohnenstengel, I Calmet, F Chen, A Dandou, K Fortuniak, ML Gouvea, R Hamdi, M Hendry, T Kawai, Y Kawamoto, H Kondo, ES Krayenhoff, SH Lee, T Loridan, A Martilli, V Masson, S Miao, K Oleson, G Pigeon, A Porson, YH Ryu, F Salamanca, GJ Steeneveld, M Tombrou, J Voogt, D Young, N Zhang (2010) The International Urban Energy Balance Models Comparison Project: First results from Phase 1 Journal of Applied Meteorology & Climatology, 49, 1268-92, doi: 10.1175/2010JAMC2354.1 pdf

3 Aug 2010

AMS 9th Symp. Urban Environment, August 2–6, 2010 Keystone, Colorado

  • Grossman-Clarke S, JA Zehnder, T Loridan, S Grimmond Contribution of Land use changes to near surface air temperatures during recent summer extreme heat events in the Phoenix metropolitan area , USA (poster)
  • Erell E, I Eliasson, S Grimmond, B Offerle, T Williamson Incorporating spatial & temporal variations of advected moisture in the Canyon Air Temperature (CAT) model
  • Hendry MA, MJ Best, M Gouvea, CSB Grimmond, A Porson: International Urban Energy Balance Comparison Project: JULES-URBAN models, any winners?
  • Gouvea ML, CSB Grimmond Spatially integrated measurements of sensible heat flux using scintillometry
  • Gouvea ML, CSB Grimmond, MJ Best Evaluation of the surface parameterization JULES across a range of urban environments with varying vegetation plan area fractions.
  • Järvi L, S Grimmond, T Loridan T Oke, A Christen, B Crawford, Urban water balance In Vancouver: assessing the impact of changing land cover.
  • Loridan T, CSB Grimmond, BD Offerle, DT Young, TEL Smith & L Järvi, Recent developments & evaluation of the LUMPS-NARP urban land surface scheme
  • Loridan T, CSB Grimmond, S Grossman-Clarke, F Chen, M Tewari, K Manning, A Martilli, H Kusaka, M Best, The single-layer urban canopy model in WRF V3.2: recent amendments & offline evaluation using the MOSCEM optimization algorithm with field observations.
  • Järvi L, CSB Grimmond Single-source urban evaporation-interception scheme (SUES-2): recent developments
  • Kotthaus S, S Grimmond Surface Energy Balance Observations & Carbon Dioxide Exchange in the Centre of an European City