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15. Notation

λF

Frontal area index

ΔQS

Storage heat flux

BLUEWS

Boundary Layer part of SUEWS

Relation between BLUEWS and SUEWS

Fig. 15.1 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