Articles | Volume 14, issue 22
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, T. Halenka, M. Belda, M. Zak, K. Sindelarova, and J. Miksovsky


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AR by Peter Huszar on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2014)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Oct 2014) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Oct 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Oct 2014)
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2014) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
Short summary
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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