Articles | Volume 9, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3027–3054, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3027-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3027–3054, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3027-2016

Development and technical paper 02 Sep 2016

Development and technical paper | 02 Sep 2016

The efficient urban canopy dependency parametrization (SURY) v1.0 for atmospheric modelling: description and application with the COSMO-CLM model for a Belgian summer

Hendrik Wouters et al.

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AR by Hendrik Wouters on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jun 2016) by Min-Hui Lo
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Jul 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (20 Jul 2016)
RR by Yi-Ying Chen (21 Jul 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (01 Aug 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (02 Aug 2016) by Min-Hui Lo
AR by Hendrik Wouters on behalf of the Authors (15 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2016) by Min-Hui Lo
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Short summary
A methodology is presented for translating three-dimensional information of urban areas into land-surface parameters that can be easily employed in atmospheric modelling. As demonstrated with the COSMO-CLM model for a Belgian summer, it enables them to represent urban heat islands and their dependency on urban design with a low computational cost. It allows for efficiently incorporating urban information systems (e.g., WUDAPT) into climate change assessment and numerical weather prediction.