Sensitivity studies on rain heterogeneity in Hamburg city centre using the obstacle-resolving model MITRAS


Ferner, Karolin S. et al.

This experiment contains sensitivity test results (Ferner et al. 2023) of 11 simulations with the microscale, obstacle-resolving model MITRAS v 3.1 (Salim et al., 2018; Schluenzen et al., 2018) for a domain of 1.6 x 1.8 km² around Hamburg City Hall in Hamburg. The domain contains various street configurations, open spaces, water surfaces, orography and building heights. The simulations were performed with different initial wind speeds, rain amounts, wind directions, and domain configurations. The simulations cover 1:40 hours, starting at 7:30 LST (LST refers to Local Solar Time), with a temporal resolution of 10, 1 or 5 minutes. This experiment contains a selection of output variables, control variables are not included.

The file names of the data sets are composed as follows.
{precipitation}_{intensity}_{windspeed}_ {intensity}_{winddirection}_{value}_{case ID}.nc

There are 3 intensities: low, medium, high
Associated values are these:
pr_low = 0.5 mm, pr_medium =0.9 mm, pr_high = 1.7 mm (after 10 minutes)
ff_low = 2 m/s, ff_medium = 4 m/s, ff_high = 4 m/s

WINTER_HAMBURG (Investigating climate change related impacts on the urban winter climate of Hamburg)
Dr. David Grawe (
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 9.98 to 10.01 Latitude 53.54 to 53.56 Altitude: 0 level to 64 level
Temporal Coverage
2000-01-21 to 2000-01-21 (Local Solar Time in arbitrary year)
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (
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World Data Center for Climate
40.59 GiB (43581690303 Byte)
completely archived
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Ferner, Karolin S.; Boettcher, Marita; Sieck, Kevin; Voss, Vivien (2024). Sensitivity studies on rain heterogeneity in Hamburg city centre using the obstacle-resolving model MITRAS. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ.

Number of checked netCDF files: 11
Mandatory ATMODAT Standard checks passed: 44/44 (0 missing, 0 error(s))
Recommended ATMODAT Standard checks passed: 176/220 (44 missing, 0 error(s))
Optional ATMODAT Standard checks passed: 77/99 (22 missing, 0 error(s))
CF checker errors: 0
CF checker warnings: 262
ATMODAT Standard Compliance Checker Version: 1.3.2
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Accessible: 2 of 3 level;
Interoperable: 3 of 4 level;
Reusable: 5 of 10 level
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1. Number of data sets is correct and > 0: passed;
2. Size of every data set is > 0: passed;
3. The data sets and corresponding metadata are accessible: passed;
4. The data sizes are controlled and correct: passed;
5. The spatial-temporal coverage description (metadata) is consistent to the data, time steps are correct and the time coordinate is continuous: passed;
6. The format is correct: passed;
7. Variable description and data are consistent: passed
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[1] DOI Salim, Mohamed H.; Schlünzen, K. Heinke; Grawe, David; Boettcher, Marita; Gierisch, Andrea M. U.; Fock, Björn H. (2018). The microscale obstacle-resolving meteorological model MITRAS v2.0: model theory. doi:10.5194/gmd-11-3427-2018
[2] Schlünzen, K. Heinke; Boettcher, Marita; Fock, Björn H.; Gierisch, Andrea; Grawe, David; Salim, Mohamed. (2018). Technical Documentation of the Multiscale Model System M-SYS.

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[1] DOI Ferner, Karolin S.; Boettcher, Marita; Schlünzen, K. Heinke. (2023). Modelling the heterogeneity of rain in an urban neighbourhood with an obstacle-resolving model. doi:10.1127/metz/2022/1149

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[Entry acronym: MitrasWinterHamburg] [Entry id: 5275123]