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8. Notation

λF

Frontal area index

ΔQS

Storage heat flux

BLUEWS

Boundary Layer part of SUEWS

Relation between BLUEWS and SUEWS

Fig. 8.1 Relation between BLUEWS and SUEWS

CDD

Cooling degree days

GDD

Growing degree days

HDD

Heating degree days

CBL

Convective boundary layer

DEM

Digital Elevation Model

DSM

Digital surface model

DTM

Digital Terrain Model

ESTM

Element Surface Temperature Method (Offerle et al., 2005)

L↓

Incoming longwave radiation

LAI

Leaf area index

LUMPS

Local-scale Urban Meteorological Parameterization Scheme (Loridan et al., 2011)

NARP

Net All-wave Radiation Parameterization (Loridan et al., 2011, Offerle et al., 2003)

OHM

Objective Hysteresis Model (Grimmond and Oke, 1999, Grimmond and Oke, 2002, Grimmond et al., 1991)

Q*

Net all-wave radiation

QE

Latent heat flux

QF

Anthropogenic heat flux

QH

Sensible heat flux

SOLWEIG

The solar and longwave environmental irradiance geometry model (Lindberg and Grimmond, 2011, Lindberg et al., 2008)

SVF

Sky view factor

θ

Potential temperature

tt

Time step of data

UMEP

Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor

WATCH

The WATCH project has produced a large number of data sets which should be of considerable use in regional and global studies of climate and water. see WATCH webpage

zi

Convective boundary layer height