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Urban integrated meteorological observations: practice and experience in Shanghai, China

Tan, J., Yang, L., Grimmond, C. S. B. ORCID:, Shi, J., Gu, W., Chang, Y., Hu, P., Sun, J., Ao, X. and Han, Z. (2015) Urban integrated meteorological observations: practice and experience in Shanghai, China. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (1). pp. 85-102. ISSN 0003-0007

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00216.1


Observations of atmospheric conditions and processes in citiesare fundamental to understanding the interactions between the urban surface and weather/climate, improving the performance of urban weather, air quality and climate models, and providing key information for city end-users (e.g. decision-makers, stakeholders, public). In this paper, Shanghai's urban integrated meteorological observation network (SUIMON) and some examples of intended applications are introduced. Its characteristics include being: multi- purpose (e.g. forecast, research, service), multi-function (high impact weather, city climate, special end-users), multi-scale (e.g. macro/meso-, urban-, neighborhood, street canyon), multi-variable (e.g. thermal, dynamic, chemical, bio-meteorological, ecological), and multi- platform (e.g. radar, wind profiler, ground-based, satellite based, in-situ observation/ sampling). Underlying SUIMON is a data management system to facilitate exchange of data and information. The overall aim of the network is to improve coordination strategies and instruments; to identify data gaps based on science and user driven requirements; and to intelligently combine observations from a variety of platforms by using a data assimilation system that is tuned to produce the best estimate of the current state of the urban atmosphere.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:37720
Uncontrolled Keywords:urban observations, urban meteorology, urban boundary layer, urban environment, Shanghai
Publisher:American Meteorological Society


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