Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Research article
20 May 2022
Research article |  | 20 May 2022

Energy and mass exchange at an urban site in mountainous terrain – the Alpine city of Innsbruck

Helen Claire Ward, Mathias Walter Rotach, Alexander Gohm, Martin Graus, Thomas Karl, Maren Haid, Lukas Umek, and Thomas Muschinski


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-1073', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-1073', Helen Ward, 19 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-1073', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-1073', Helen Ward, 19 Apr 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-1073', Helen Ward, 19 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Helen Ward on behalf of the Authors (19 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 May 2022) by Christoph Gerbig
Short summary
This study examines how cities and their surroundings influence turbulent exchange processes responsible for weather and climate. Analysis of a 4-year observational dataset for the Alpine city of Innsbruck reveals several similarities with other (flat) city centre sites. However, the mountain setting leads to characteristic daily and seasonal flow patterns (valley winds) and downslope windstorms that have a marked effect on temperature, wind speed, turbulence and pollutant concentration.
Final-revised paper