Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5609–5643, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5609-2020

Special issue: The externalised surface model SURFEX

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5609–5643, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5609-2020

Development and technical paper 18 Nov 2020

Development and technical paper | 18 Nov 2020

Multi-layer coupling between SURFEX-TEB-v9.0 and Meso-NH-v5.3 for modelling the urban climate of high-rise cities

Robert Schoetter et al.

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Cities change the local meteorological conditions, e.g. by increasing air temperature, which can negatively impact humans and infrastructure. The urban climate model TEB is able to calculate the meteorological conditions in low- and mid-rise cities since it interacts with the lowest level of an atmospheric model. Here, a multi-layer coupling of TEB is introduced to enable modelling the urban climate of cities with many skyscrapers; the new version is tested for the high-rise city of Hong Kong.