Experimental and model-computed area-averaged vertical profiles of wind speed for evaluation of mesoscale urban canopy schemes

Michael Brown, Suhas Pol, William Coirier, Sura Kim, Alan Huber, Matt Nelson, Petra Klein, Matt Freeman, Akshay Gowardhan

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Abstract

In this paper, we have derived area-averaged wind speed profiles for idealized and complex building configurations. Area average profiles were derived from laboratory experimental data, full-scale experimental data, and from computational fluid dynamics models. The results suggest that the Cionco-Macdonald canopy profiles do a good job of describing the profiles, though some modifications may need to be made for cities of high density and variable building height. These data should be useful for evaluating the new generation of mesoscale models with urban canopy parameterizations.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2006
Event86th AMS Annual Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jan 29 2006Feb 2 2006

Conference

Conference86th AMS Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period01/29/0602/2/06

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