Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15061–15077, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15061–15077, 2020

Research article 04 Dec 2020

Research article | 04 Dec 2020

The “urban meteorology island”: a multi-model ensemble analysis

Jan Karlický et al.

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Cities are characterized by their impact on various meteorological variables. Our study aims to generalize these modifications into a single phenomenon – the urban meteorology island (UMI). A wide ensemble of Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) and Regional Climate Model (RegCM) simulations investigated urban-induced modifications as individual UMI components. Significant changes are found in most of the discussed meteorological variables with a strong impact of specific model simulations.
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