Increasing urbanization, evolving urban landscapes, and growing populations require an accurate representation of urban areas and urban processes at microscale, regional, and global scales and their feedback across the scales. Important urban processes should be represented in climate models, and current approaches used are discussed. We discuss strategies for urban-resolving climate research to capture the effect of climate on urban regions and the non-linear urban processes on climate. Advancing urban-resolving climate modeling will take us closer to capabilities that can truly capture relevant natural and human components.
- numerical models
- air quality