Cancelled - A multilayer building energy parameterization integrated in the WRF-urban modeling system

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00pm


Francisco Salamanca Palou
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Arizona State University


The computational power accomplished in recent years has allowed to model urban areas
at high spatial resolution (~1 km horizontal grid spacing). With a projected worldwide
urban population of six billion by 2050 and the combined effects of urban expansion and
global climate change, future city dwellers will be exposed to severe environmental
problems such as poor air quality and urban heat islands. Atmospheric models able to
accurately simulate the urban meteorology are powerful tools that allow us to develop
and evaluate mitigation and adaptation strategies to minimize environmental issues. In
this talk, a multilayer building energy parameterization implemented in the Weather
Research and Forecasting (WRF) model will be presented together with two recent
applications of the WRF-urban modeling system that combine current and future climate
conditions. I will finish my presentation with a brief introduction to the Model for
Prediction Across Scales (MPAS). This work has been partially funded by US NSF Grant
DMS 1419593 and USDA NIFA Grant 2015-67003-23508.