High-resolution Simulation of Meteorological Fields over the Coastal Area with Urban Buildings

건물효과를 고려한 연안도시지역 고해상도 기상모델링

  • Hwang, Mi-Kyoung (Division of Earth Environmental System, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Yoo-Keun (Division of Earth Environmental System, Pusan National University) ;
  • Oh, In-Bo (Environmental Health Center, University of Ulsan) ;
  • Kang, Yoon-Hee (Division of Earth Environmental System, Pusan National University)
  • 황미경 (부산대학교 지구환경시스템학부) ;
  • 김유근 (부산대학교 지구환경시스템학부) ;
  • 오인보 (울산대학교 환경보건센터) ;
  • 강윤희 (부산대학교 지구환경시스템학부)
  • Received : 2009.12.01
  • Accepted : 2010.02.25
  • Published : 2010.04.30


A meso-urban meteorological model (Urbanized MM5; uMM5) with urban canopy parameterization (UCP) was applied to the high-resolution simulation of meteorological fields in a complex coastal urban area and the assessment of urban impacts. Multi-scale simulations with the uMM5 in the innermost domain (1-km resolution) covering the Busan metropolitan region were performed during a typical sea breeze episode (4~8 August 2006) with detailed fine-resolution inputs (urban morphology, land-use/land-cover sub-grid distribution, and high-quality digital elevation model data sets). An additional simulation using the standard MM5 was also conducted to identify the effects of urban surface properties under urban meteorological conditions. Results showed that the uMM5 reproduced well the urban thermal and dynamic environment and captured well the observed feature of sea breeze. When comparison with simulations of the standard MM5, it was found that the uMM5 better reproduced urban impacts on temperature (especially at nighttime) and urban wind flows: roughness-induced deceleration and UHI (Urban Heat Island)-induced convergence.


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