Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
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, Jaroslav Resler, Matthias Sühring, Sebastian Schubert, Mohamed H. Salim, and Vladimír Fuka

Model code and software

Leibniz University Hannover and other PALM co-creators Palm model

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.