COST 732 in practice: the MUST model evaluation exercise
by Silvana Di Sabatino, Riccardo Buccolieri, Helge R. Olesen, Matthias Ketzel, Ruwim Berkowicz, Jorg Franke, Michael Schatzmann, K. Heinke Schlunzen, Bernd Leitl, Rex Britter, Carlos Borrego, Ana Margarida Costa, Silvia Trini Castelli, Tamir G. Reisin, Antti Hellsten, Jarkko Saloranta, Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Fotios Barmpas, Krzysztof Brzozowski, Istvan Goricsan, Marton Balczo, John G. Bartzis, George Efthimiou, Jose Luis Santiago, Alberto Martilli, Martin Piringer, Kathrin Baumann-Stanzer, Marcus Hirtl, Alexander A. Baklanov, Roman B. Nuterman, Alexander V. Starchenko
International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP), Vol. 44, No. 1/2/3/4, 2011

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to describe the use of a general methodology tailored to the evaluation of micro-scale meteorological models applied to flow and dispersion simulations in urban areas. This methodology, developed within COST 732, has been tested through a large modelling exercise involving many groups across Europe. The major test case used is the Mock Urban Setting Test (MUST) experiment representing an idealised urban area. It is emphasised that a full model evaluation is problem-dependent and requires several activities including a statistical validation that requires a careful choice of the metrics for the comparison with measurements.

Online publication date: Mon, 07-Feb-2011

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