Title: Towards a model evaluation protocol for urban scale flow and dispersion models

Authors: S. Di Sabatino; H.R. Olesen; R. Berkowicz; J. Franke; M. Schatzmann; B. Leitl; K. Heinke Schlünzen; R. Britter; A. Martilli; B. Carissimo

Addresses: Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy ' National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, P.O. Box 358, Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark ' National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, P.O. Box 358, Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Fluid- and Thermodynamics, University of Siegen, Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9-11, 57076 Siegen, Germany ' Meteorological Institute (KlimaCampus), University of Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 55, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany ' Meteorological Institute (KlimaCampus), University of Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 55, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany ' Meteorological Institute (KlimaCampus), University of Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 55, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany ' Visiting Scientist, DUSP, MIT, Boston, MA 02139, USA ' Environment Department, Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Avenida Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid, Spain ' CEREA, Teaching and Research Centre in Atmospheric Environment (EENPC/EDF R&D), 6 Quai Watier, 78400 CHATOU Cedex, France

Abstract: This paper reports on the stages forming a model evaluation protocol for urban flow and dispersion models proposed within the COST Action 732 on "Quality Assurance and Improvement of Micro-Scale Meteorological Models". It discusses the different components forming model evaluation with emphasis on validation and implementation of the protocol for the test case Mock Urban Setting Test (MUST). The protocol was proposed with building-resolving models in mind, but integral models have also been included. The suggested approach can be used for further micro-scale model evaluation and for the standardisation of their applications.

Keywords: COST action 732; model evaluation protocols; MUST experiment; CFD; non-CFD models; computational fluid dynamics; urban scale flow; dispersion modelling; air pollution; air quality; micro-scale meteorological models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2011.047346

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2011 Vol.47 No.1/2/3/4, pp.326 - 336

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Jun 2012 *

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