Articles | Volume 20
10 Jul 2023
 | 10 Jul 2023

Investigation of the ENVI-met model sensitivity to different wind direction forcing data in a heterogeneous urban environment

Nils Eingrüber, Wolfgang Korres, Ulrich Löhnert, and Karl Schneider

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Sensitivity analyses for wind direction effects upon an ENVI-met microclimate model were performed for a heterogeneous urban study area. Significant temperature differences were found when forcing the model with constant N/E/S/W wind direction data. Best model performance was observed using measured wind direction forcing data. The results demonstrate that cooling effects of park areas are largely directional which is important for urban planning and design of climate change adaptation measures.