Articles | Volume 14, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12393–12413, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-12393-2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12393–12413, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-12393-2014

Research article 26 Nov 2014

Research article | 26 Nov 2014

Regional climate model assessment of the urban land-surface forcing over central Europe

P. Huszar et al.

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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Oct 2014)
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2014) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
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The impact of cities and urban surfaces on climate of central Europe is examined using a regional climate model coupled to a single-layer urban canopy model. Results show a significant impact on temperature (up to 1.5K increase in summer), the boundary layer height, surface wind with a winter decrease and precipitation (a summer decrease). Applying the urban canopy model, the regional climate model exhibits a decreased model bias when compared to observations.
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