Special Issue "Coastal and Urban Meteorology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2021).
Interests: atmospheric boundary layer; internal boundary layer; coastal, marine, and urban meteorology; air quality and wind energy assessments; climate studies based on remote sensing data
Interests: boundary-layer meteorology; meteorological experiments; numerical modeling; remote sensing; urban; coastal and off-shore meteorology
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Coastal and urban areas introduce specific complexity in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) structure due to abrupt changes in surface physical properties, leading to complex exchange processes of energy, material, and momentum between earth and atmosphere. A number of studies in recent years have been devoted to observations and modeling of flow, atmospheric dispersion, and the specific exchange processes and ABL complexity in coastal and urban areas, and hence in coastal cities. This SI aims to collect articles on the topic in order to advance the understanding and modeling of the specific physical processes in coastal and urban areas. The new observation data and analysis may contribute to further development of meteorological models on meso and local scales.
The complex structure of coastal and urban ABL, related to the development and interactions between internal boundary layers when the air flow passes over a surface with new characteristics, is also important for specific applications such as air quality, wind energy, urban planning, human comfort, and health conditions. A vast area of new studies and observations have during recent years been related to air pollution from marine traffic, a problem typical for big coastal cities with harbors.
Inland cities are characterized with specific thermal and flow conditions which define the urban heat island (UHI) of significant intensity and reduced ventilation, or transport of air pollution from industry placed once in the outskirts in the past.
All listed and more detailed features of coastal and urban meteorology can be better captured by the parametrizations in weather and climate models, which can now be improved based on ground based remote sensing technologies.
In this SI on “Coastal and Urban”, we invite colleagues to present their studies on the abovementioned features, models, applications, and observations in order to form a contemporary view on the topic.
Dr. Ekaterina Batchvarova
Dr. Sven-Erik Gryning
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- coastal meteorology
- local circulation
- internal boundary layer
- urban meteorology
- urban heat island
- urban air quality
- remote sensing observations
- meteorological experiments in coastal and urban areas
- air quality in coastal cities
- parametrization of surface-atmosphere exchange processes
- mesoscale meteorological modeling over coastal and urban areas