This site hosts the slides and abstracts from the NCAS Worskhop on Urban Meteorology
Title: "Urban roughness sublayers - from measurements and CFD to predictive models"
Date: 30/31 March 2009
Venue: University of Reading, Department of Meteorology (Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre)
Aims: There is a scarcity of reliable models of urban roughness sublayers, despite the wealth of experimental and CFD data gathered over recentyears. This workshop will bring together leading scientists working in the subject and in related fields, with the aim of reviewing recent experimental and numerical results, discussing about the nature of turbulence in urban roughness sublayers, and generating ideas of how the urban roughness sublayer may be better modelled on the basis of the available results. Since modelling needs and methods depend on the application, scientists with expertise in urban dispersion and NWP are also invited.
Format of meeting: Review talks by invited speakers, shorter contributed research talks, discussions.
- Linking recent work at street scale to modelling at larger scales.
- Understanding the relationship between urban morphology, flow structure/dynamics and flow statistics.
- What are the similarities and how do urban roughness sublayers differ from flows over other rough surfaces, e.g. over vegetation?
- Original experimental and numerical studies that may contribute to better understanding and modelling of urban roughness sublayers
Prof Julian Hunt (UCL, Cambridge, UK)
Prof John Finnigan (CSIRO, Australia)
Prof Ian Castro (University of Southampton, UK)
Prof Alan Robins (University of Surrey, UK)
Prof Stephen Belcher (University of Reading, UK)
Dr. Andreas Christen (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Mr Pete Clark (Met Office, UK)
Dr Janet Barlow (University of Reading, UK)
Dr Alberto Martilli (CIEMAT, Spain)
Registration: Registration is now closed.