Articles | Volume 19
18 Aug 2022
 | 18 Aug 2022

Microclimatic field measurements to support microclimatological modelling with ENVI-met for an urban study area in Cologne

Nils Eingrüber, Wolfgang Korres, and Karl Schneider

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Cities are particularly affected by climate change. Adaptation strategies require data, models and scenario analyses. This paper characterizes the urban microclimate of a 16 ha study area in Cologne based on a network of 33 calibrated and validated sensors. Using statistical analyses, tests and pairwise comparisons, significant microclimatic differences were identified between a park, courtyard, avenue and narrow street. The data will be used in future to validate an ENVI-met microclimate model.