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Research focus: urban climate

Principal investigators

Prof. Dr. Günter Groß
Dr. Björn Maronga
apl. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Raasch
Prof. Dr. Gunther Seckmeyer

Research focus: urban climate

A joint research focus at IMUK is the development of the new, high-resolution, user-friendly, and highly efficient urban climate model PALM-4U. PALM-4U shall be established in both the scientific and the city planning communities. The development is part of the joint project MOSAIK (http://uc2-mosaik.org), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of "Urban Climate Under Change" ([UC]², , http://uc2-program.org). MOSAIK is coordinated by IMUK and consists of 15 subprojects from which 7 are based at IMUK and in which the following model components are developed:

  • PALM-4U model core (based on PALM (https://palm.muk.uni-hannover.de)
  • RANS turbulence parameterization
  • Nesting and large-scale forcing
  • Energy balance solver for the Earth's surface
  • Multi-agent system
  • UV exposure modelling

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