Urban Climate Atlas

Citizen and the general public is starting to feel the impacts of a changing climate. Heat waves, floods, storms, extreme colds, draughts are increasingly more extreme and with a higher frequency.

Within the DECUMNAUS project, the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) developed variables and indicators that are sufficient to identify vulnerability hotspots within an urban area such as Urban Heat Islands (UHIs) or areas prone to global warming emissions. With the help of such variables and indicators it is possible to show how the urban climate responds to different global climatic scenarios. Thereby, it can help decision makers and urban planners to understand the impact of climate change on the urban environment and how to mitigate the risks of future climate change impacts.

The urban climate variables and indicators are calculated with a very high spatial resolution from full dynamical downscaling simulations including simulation with 5 km and 1 km of spatial resolution and finally CFD simulations with 50 meter resolution. Thereby the products cover IPCC RCP 4.5 and 8.5 scenarios. The products are based on various input data such as topography, vegetation fraction and meteorological data.

Within the service the following variables and indicators are generated:

>> Total Precipitation
>> Temperature
>> Heat Waves
>> Pedestrian Wind and Thermal Comfort
>> Daily Maximum & Minimum Temperature
>> Tropical Nights
>> Summer Days
>> Energy fluxes 


Example Basic/Strategic Products:



User Workshop in Madrid


The DECUMANUS team is pleased to invite everyone to the next DECUMANUS User Workshop held in Madrid on 20th May 2016 (official invitation letter). For more information please contact: jpecci@indra.es

Successful User & Stakeholder Meeting in Antwerp


The third user and stakeholder workshop successfully took place on 12th and 13th of November at the ECOHUIS in Antwerp. The DECUMANUS project consortium used the opportunity to discuss  the current status of the developed premium services with the city partners and stakeholders and invited all participants to provide feeback about the presented services.

DECUMANUS project featured in Copernicus OBSERVER


The DECUMANUS project is featured in the September issue of the Copernicus OBSERVER. The article highlights the developed services and provides general information on the project.

User Requirements Meeting in Milan (IT)


User Requirements Meeting in Milan (IT): A consortium meeting was held on the 16th and 17th of March including a training with the city representatives of Milan, on the basic/strategic DECUMANUS products that have so far been implemented. The meeting was hosted by the Comune di Milano at the Fondazione Riccardo Catella.