Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

W. Loibl, T. Tötzer, M. Köstl, J. Züger, M. Knoflacher:
"Modelling Micro-climate Characteristics for Urban Planning and Building Design";
Talk: ISESS 2011 - the International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, Brno, Czeck Republc; 06-27-2011 - 06-29-2011; in: "ISESS 2011 - the International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems", J. Hrebicek, G. Schimak, R. Denzer (ed.); Springer, Brno, Czeck Republic (2011), ISBN: 978-3-642-22284-9; 13 pages.



English abstract:
Climate sensitive urban planning and building design require detailed
information on effects of a changing climate. To simulate thermal building performance
appropriate data are required as "standardized weather files". But as
historic weather records cannot be used to model building performance for future
climate, synthetic "future weather" data are necessary. Here we present the
steps to derive such data for the urban development project "Seestadt Aspern"
in Vienna. We start with regional climate simulations with 10x10 km grid spacing,
where hourly data for years of current and future climate have been extracted
for the Aspern area. Micro-scale simulations at 5m-resolution have been
carried out to consider local influences on urban micro-climate, taking regional
simulation results as framework condition. As micro-simulation results are delivered
only for single days, transfer functions have been developed to generate
synthetic weather records, turning hourly regional climate simulation results
into local climate characteristics.

Keywords:
future climate, urban climate, regional climate simulation, microclimate

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