14. Notation

λF
Frontal area index
ΔQS
Storage heat flux
BLUEWS

Boundary Layer part of SUEWS

Relation between BLUEWS and SUEWS

Fig. 14.1 Relation between BLUEWS and SUEWS

CDD
Cooling degree days
GDD
Growing degree days
HDD
Heating degree days
Bldgs
Building surface
CBL
Convective boundary layer
DEM
Digital Elevation Model
DSM
Digital surface model
DTM
Digital Terrain Model
DecTr
Deciduous trees and shrubs
EveTr
Evergreen trees and shrubs
ESTM
Element Surface Temperature Method (Offerle et al.,2005 [OGF2005])
Grass
Grass surface
BSoil
Unmanaged land and/or bare soil
Runoff
The water that drains freely off the impervious surface
SoilStore
The water stored in the underlying soil that infiltrates from the pervious surface
L↓
Incoming longwave radiation
LAI
Leaf area index
LUMPS
Local-scale Urban Meteorological Parameterization Scheme (Loridan et al. 2011 [L2011])
MU
Parameters which must be supplied and must be specific for the site/grid being run.
MD
Parameters which must be supplied and must be specific for the site/grid being run (but default values may be ok if these values are not known specifically for the site).
O
Parameters that are optional, depending on the model settings in RunControl.nml. Set any parameters that are not used/not known to ‘-999’.
L
Codes that are used to link between the input files. These codes are required but their values are completely arbitrary, providing that they link the input files in the correct way. The user should choose these codes, bearing in mind that the codes they match up with in column 1 of the corresponding input file must be unique within that file. Codes must be integers. Note that the codes must match up with column 1 of the corresponding input file, even if those parameters are not used (in which case set all columns except column 1 to ‘-999’ in the corresponding input file), otherwise the model run will fail.
NARP
Net All-wave Radiation Parameterization (Offerle et al. 2003 [O2003], Loridan et al. 2011 [L2011])
OHM
Objective Hysteresis Model (Grimmond et al. 1991 [G91OHM], Grimmond & Oke 1999a [GO99QS], 2002 [GO2002])
Paved
Paved surface
Q*
Net all-wave radiation
QE
Latent heat flux
QF
Anthropogenic heat flux
QH
Sensible heat flux
SOLWEIG
The solar and longwave environmental irradiance geometry model (Lindberg et al. 2008 [FL2008], Lindberg and Grimmond 2011 [FL2011])
SVF
Sky view factor
θ
Potential temperature
tt
Time step of data
UMEP
Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor
Water
Water surface
WATCH
The WATCH project has produced a large number of data sets which should be of considerable use in regional and global studies of climate and water. see WATCH webpage
zi
Convective boundary layer height