Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4439–4450, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4439-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4439–4450, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4439-2016

Model evaluation paper 08 Dec 2016

Model evaluation paper | 08 Dec 2016

Advantages of using a fast urban boundary layer model as compared to a full mesoscale model to simulate the urban heat island of Barcelona

Markel García-Díez et al.

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AR by Markel García-Díez on behalf of the Authors (10 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jun 2016) by Jatin Kala
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Jul 2016) by Jatin Kala
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (17 Oct 2016) by Jatin Kala
AR by Markel García-Díez on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Oct 2016) by Jatin Kala
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Here we present a comparison between two approaches to modelling the influence of the city of Barcelona over the local temperature. We show that medium-complexity models such as UrbClim are well suited for impact and adaptation studies at a city scale without high computing requirements, but that they are sensitive to the ability of the input data to represent the local wind regime.