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Can we use urban 3D data in WRF

ZHAO

New member
Hi, everyone. Recently I have a question. That is, if I have a gridded dataset of urban building height. How can I use it when I run a WRF simulation? As I know, we re allowed to replace the land use and land cover (LULC) data. Is there a similar way to deal with urban 3D data? Now only URBPARM.TBL contains information about building height and it is a static para. However, is it allowed to use gridded data about buiding height?
 

Ming Chen

Moderator
Staff member
Zhao,
WRF has no capability to implement 3D urban information. This will involve changes in the urban schemes, and I don't think it is practical for the developers at present.
 
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