Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3317–3333, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3317-2021

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3317–3333, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3317-2021

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 et al.

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AR by Tobias Gronemeier on behalf of the Authors (17 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Apr 2021) by Simon Unterstrasser
AR by Tobias Gronemeier on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 May 2021) by Simon Unterstrasser
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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.