Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4571–4584, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4571-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4571–4584, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4571-2019

Model evaluation paper 05 Nov 2019

Model evaluation paper | 05 Nov 2019

Model evaluation of high-resolution urban climate simulations: using the WRF/Noah LSM/SLUCM model (Version 3.7.1) as a case study

Zhiqiang Li et al.

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This article proposes a methodological framework for the model evaluation of high-resolution urban climate simulations and demonstrates its effectiveness with a case study in a fast-urbanizing area (Shenzhen and Hong Kong SAR, China). It is intended to (again) remind urban climate modellers of the necessity of conducting systematic model evaluations in urban-scale climatology modelling and reduce ambiguous or arbitrary modelling practices.