Frontal area index
Storage heat flux
Boundary Layer part of SUEWS
Cooling degree days
Growing degree days
Heating degree days
Convective boundary layer
Digital Elevation Model
Digital surface model
Digital Terrain Model
Deciduous trees and shrubs
Evergreen trees and shrubs
Element Surface Temperature Method (Offerle et al.,2005 [OGF2005])
Unmanaged land and/or bare soil
The water that drains freely off the impervious surface
The water stored in the underlying soil that infiltrates from the pervious surface
Incoming longwave radiation
Leaf area index
Local-scale Urban Meteorological Parameterization Scheme (Loridan et al. 2011 [L2011])
Parameters which must be supplied and must be specific for the site/grid being run.
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).
Parameters that are optional, depending on the model settings in RunControl.nml. Set any parameters that are not used/not known to ‘-999’.
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.
Net all-wave radiation
Latent heat flux
Anthropogenic heat flux
Sensible heat flux
Sky view factor
Time step of data
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
Convective boundary layer height