Article : Sub-grid scale parameterisation of 2D hydrodynamic models of inundation in the urban area
Authors : Rowiński, P.Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa, Poland, firstname.lastname@example.org, Nikora, V.Engineering Department, University of Aberdeen, King’s College, Scotland, UK, email@example.com, Majewski, W.Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, ul. Podleśna 61, 01-673 Warszawa, Poland, Wojciech_Majewski@imgw.pl, Aberle, J.Leichtweiss-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig, Beethovenstr. 51, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dittrich, A.Leichtweiss-Institut of Hydraulic Engineering (LWI), Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Beethovenstrasse 51a, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany, email@example.com, Brovchenko, I.Ukrainian Center of Environmental and Water Projects Glushkova Prospect 42, 03187, Kiev, Ukraine, firstname.lastname@example.org, Demchenko, N.Atlantic Branch of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Sciences Prospect Mira 1, 236000 Kaliningrad, Russia, email@example.com, Néelz, S.Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Abstract : This paper presents preliminary results from a study considering the parameterisation of coarse-grid 2D flood models to take into account sub-grid scale flow patterns occurring in the urban area. A simulation of a severe flood in an urbanized coastal floodplain is first run using a fine grid that can resolve the flow around and between buildings. Next, the same model is run again using the same underlying topography, although stripped from any buildings, and a set of 7 values of the roughness parameter (Manning’s n), all larger than (or equal to) the value used in the original run. A further set of simulations is carried out using a five-fold in-creased grid cell size. It is found that while it may be possible to model the overall effects of the buildings using strongly increased roughness parameter values, using a coarse grid otherwise has implications related to the loss of information about the site topography that results in flood flow routes being incorrectly modelled.
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Qute : Rowiński, P. ,Nikora, V. ,Majewski, W. ,Aberle, J. ,Dittrich, A. ,Brovchenko, I. ,Demchenko, N. ,Néelz, S. ,Néelz, S. , Sub-grid scale parameterisation of 2D hydrodynamic models of inundation in the urban area. Acta Geophysica Vol. 55, no. 1/2007