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.
|Published - 2006
|86th AMS Annual Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jan 29 2006 → Feb 2 2006
|86th AMS Annual Meeting
|01/29/06 → 02/2/06