Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3095–3120, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3095-2021

Special issue: The PALM model system 6.0 for atmospheric and oceanic boundary-layer...

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3095–3120, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3095-2021

Model description paper 31 May 2021

Model description paper | 31 May 2021

Radiative Transfer Model 3.0 integrated into the PALM model system 6.0

Pavel Krč et al.

Model code and software

Leibniz University Hannover and other PALM co-creators Palm model http://palm-model.org

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Short summary
The adverse effects of an urban environment, e.g. heat stress and air pollution, pose a risk to health and well-being. Precise modelling of the urban climate is crucial to mitigate these effects. Conventional atmospheric models are inadequate for modelling the complex structures of the urban environment; in particular, they lack a 3-D model of radiation and its interaction with surfaces and the plant canopy. The new RTM simulates these processes within the PALM-4U urban climate model.