Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Model description paper
05 Apr 2024
Model description paper |  | 05 Apr 2024

A one-dimensional urban flow model with an eddy-diffusivity mass-flux (EDMF) scheme and refined turbulent transport (MLUCM v3.0)

Jiachen Lu, Negin Nazarian, Melissa Anne Hart, E. Scott Krayenhoff, and Alberto Martilli


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2811', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2811', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Jan 2024
  • AC1: 'Authors' response to reviewers', Jiachen Lu, 04 Feb 2024
    • RC3: 'Reply on AC1', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Feb 2024
      • RC4: 'Reply on RC3', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Feb 2024
        • AC2: 'Reply on RC4', Jiachen Lu, 11 Feb 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jiachen Lu on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (27 Feb 2024) by Yongze Song
AR by Jiachen Lu on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This study enhances urban canopy models by refining key assumptions. Simulations for various urban scenarios indicate discrepancies in turbulent transport efficiency for flow properties. We propose two modifications that involve characterizing diffusion coefficients for momentum and turbulent kinetic energy separately and introducing a physics-based mass-flux term. These adjustments enhance the model's performance, offering more reliable temperature and surface flux estimates.