Characteristics of Mesoscale Circulation with the Detailed Building Distribution in Busan Metropolitan Area

부산지역 빌딩 분포 상세화에 따른 중규모 순환 특성

  • Son, Jeong-Ock (Division of Earth Environmental System, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Hwa-Woon (Division of Earth Environmental System, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Soon-Hwan (Institude of Environmental Studies, Pusan National University)
  • 손정옥 (부산대학교 지구환경시스템학부) ;
  • 이화운 (부산대학교 지구환경시스템학부) ;
  • 이순환 (부산대학교 환경연구원)
  • Received : 2011.11.08
  • Accepted : 2012.01.26
  • Published : 2012.02.29


In order to clarify the impacts of thermal difference in atmospheric boundary layer due to the different sophistication of building information in Busan metropolitan areas, several numerical simulations were carried out. ACM (Albedo Calculation Model) and WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) was applied for estimating albedo and meteorological elements in urban area, respectively. In comparison with coarse aggregated and small buildings, diurnal variation of albedo is highly frequent and its total value tend to be smaller in densely aggregated and tall buildings. Estimated TKE and sensible heat flux with sophisticatedly urban building parameterization is more resonable and valid values are mainly induced by urban building sophistication. The simulation results suggest that decreased albedo and increased roughness due to skyscraper plays an important role in the result of thermal change in atmospheric boundary layer.


Albedo;Building height;Turbulence kinetic energy;Land use;Roughness


Supported by : 기상청


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