Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Model experiment description paper
16 Apr 2024
Model experiment description paper |  | 16 Apr 2024

Challenges of constructing and selecting the “perfect” boundary conditions for the large-eddy simulation model PALM

Jelena Radović, Michal Belda, Jaroslav Resler, Kryštof Eben, Martin Bureš, Jan Geletič, Pavel Krč, Hynek Řezníček, and Vladimír Fuka


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-197', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Dec 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-197', Sasu Karttunen, 18 Dec 2023
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-197', Astrid Kerkweg, 19 Dec 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Jelena Radovic, 21 Dec 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jelena Radović on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (20 Feb 2024) by Leena Järvi
AR by Jelena Radović on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2024)
Short summary
Boundary conditions are of crucial importance for numerical model (e.g., PALM) validation studies and have a large influence on the model results, especially when studying the atmosphere of real, complex, and densely built urban environments. Our experiments with different driving conditions for the large-eddy simulation model PALM show its strong dependency on boundary conditions, which is important for the proper separation of errors coming from the boundary conditions and the model itself.