Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Model evaluation paper
04 Jun 2021
Model evaluation paper |  | 04 Jun 2021

Evaluation of the dynamic core of the PALM model system 6.0 in a neutrally stratified urban environment: comparison between LES and wind-tunnel experiments

Tobias Gronemeier, Kerstin Surm, Frank Harms, Bernd Leitl, Björn Maronga, and Siegfried Raasch

Data sets

Evaluation of the Dynamic Core of the PALM Model System 6.0 in a Neutrally Stratified Urban Environment: Simulation Input Data and Measurement Data T. Gronemeier, K. Surm, F. Harms, B. Leitl, B. Maronga, and S. Raasch

Model code and software

PALM 6.0 r3921 T. Gronemeier et al.

Short summary
We demonstrate the capability of the PALM model system version 6.0 to simulate urban boundary layers. The studied situation includes a real-world building setup of the HafenCity area in Hamburg, Germany. We evaluate the simulation results against wind-tunnel measurements utilizing PALM's virtual measurement module. The comparison reveals an overall high agreement between simulation results and wind-tunnel measurements including mean wind speed and direction as well as turbulence statistics.