Sub-project 13

Development of a data-warehouse and verification of the measurement concept by numerical simulations using available models

Sub-project 13 (TP 13) will be responsible for the central data management of Module B. An online data-warehouse will be established, where all subprojects can store their data and have access to data provided by other subprojects. The data-warehouse will also contain some tools for data analysis and visualization. By using the data-warehouse, the subprojects will coordinate the data flow between partners of Module B, and arrange data sets for a validation of the model developed in Module A. The data-warehouse also offers an interface to exchange information with Modules A and C.

In TP 13 well-established micro- and mesoscale urban climate models (such as FITNAH or ASMUS) are run with the results of the intense observation periods (IOP). The goal is to provide a set of data that allows a comparison of the quality between the new urban climate model build in Module A and already existing models. The results are stored in the data-warehouse and will be provided to Module A by a special interface.

Additionally TP 13 draws on the development of a standard measurement campaign for urban climate analyses. The transferable concept provides minimum requirements for a model based as well as for a model independent spatial analysis. Based on that, a method how to derive a spatially comprehensive climate analysis for the entire city scale from the point data results of the measurement campaign is developed.