Work package D3: User-friendly software package to customize output from meso-scale models for forcing PALM-4U, and application of PALM-4U for climate studies


Contact information

Principal investigators: Kristina Trusilova mail.gif, substitute till the end of 2016: Heike Noppel mail.gif

Institution: Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Department for Climate and Environmental Consultancy (http://www.dwd.de/EN/climate_environment/climateenvironment_node.html)

Goals of WP-D3

Development of a user-friendly software package (INIFOR) for initialzation and forcing of PALM-4U with data from mesoscale atmospheric models of DWD. Allow model applicability to various weather situations and to future climate projections. Perform a climate study using the cuboid method developed at DWD ,i.e. application of PALM-4U for at least 8 different weather situations and statistical post-processing of the results


Work program

WP-D3.1

Introduction to the models (COSMO/ICON and PALM) and to the data bases of DWD.

WP-D3.2

Development of a first version of the software package INIFOR which will customize output from meso-scale models for forcing PALM-4U. A selection of meteorological data for model tests will be prepared for all subprojects in Module A.

WP-D3.3

The package INIFOR will be extended by processing meteorological variables, needed by the new implemented processes (i.e. soil water cycle, energy budget in buildings) in PALM-4U. A module for selection of weather situations from a series of weather-/climate-data given user-specified criteria will be included into the pre-final version of INIFOR. A selection of meteorological data for field experiments (Module B) will be prepared for all subprojects in Module A.

WP-D3.4

A trial study of urban climate, incl. climate change will be performed for a chosen city (defined in coordination with Module B) using PALM-4U, INIFOR and the “cuboid-method”.

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