Urban Climate Services
URCLIM project develops a general methodology to produce integrated Urban Climate Services for urban planners and related stakeholders, using open urban data and regional climate data, and to evaluate the uncertainties.
A generic tool to produce urban morphological and buildings’ indicators from open datasets is built.Among the indicators are, at the scale of each block: building or road density, building type and use, mean height and Local Climate Zones.
Downscaling methodologies are developed from Euro-Cordex to the urban and infra-urban (block) scalesfor assessment of urban heat island, precipitation and air quality local projections.
Urban planning adaptation strategies are evaluated according to a wide range of impactssuch as Urban Heat Island, Thermal Confort, sliperness, economic impacts,….
Urban Climate Services are developed.A smart visualization tool is used to co-construct services rendering and analysis.
I am Valéry Masson, (PhD, email@example.com) a senior researcher in meteorology and head of the urban climate research team of CNRM. I started to study urban climate in the late 1990s, developed the urban climate model Town energy Balance (TEB), and designed or participated in various field experiments in cities. I particularly enjoy interdisciplinary research with sociologists, architects, economists, lawyers, urban planners, hydrologists, geographers, and even meteorologists!
Five of the total seven project partners are Meteorological institutes: METEO-FRANCE (coordinator), Royal, Meteorological Institute (RMI) of Belgium, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI from the Netherlands, Meteo-RO from Romania and the Finish Meteorological Institute (FMI) from Finland. All meteorological partners develop, with the TEB urban model, downscaling methods with the high resolution (kilometer-scale) urbanized climate model. The development as well as the evaluation of the different sources of uncertainties were dispatched among the partners.
Methods to produce high-resolution urban maps for the urban climate models are developed by the 2 other partners: the geomatician researchers of the Lab-STICC laboratory of CNRS, and the French mapping agency: IGN.
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European Research Area for Climate Services
ERA-NET Cofund for Climate Services - This ERA-NET Consortium has been designed to boost the development of efficient Climate Services in Europe, by supporting research for developing better tools, methods and standards on how to produce, transfer, communicate and use reliable climate information to cope with current and future climate variability.
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