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doi:10.5194/amt-2016-278
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30 Aug 2016
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A revision of this discussion paper was accepted for the journal Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT) and is expected to appear here in due course.
High-Resolution Urban Observation Network for a User-Specific Meteorological Information Service in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea
Moon-Soo Park, Sung-Hwa Park, Jung-Hoon Chae, Min-Hyeok Choi, Yunyoung Song, and Minsoo Kang Weather Information Service Engine, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 17035
Abstract. To improve our knowledge of urban meteorology, including those processes applicable to high-resolution meteorological models in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, a Weather Information Service Engine urban meteorological observation system network (UMS-Seoul) has been designed and installed. The network incorporates 14 surface energy balance (EB) systems, 7 surface-based 3-dimensional meteorological observation (3D) systems, and applied meteorological observation (AP) systems, as well as the existing surface-based meteorological observation network. The EB system consists of a radiation balance system, sonic anemometers, infrared CO2/H2O gas analyzers, and many sensors to measure wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity, precipitation, and air pressure, etc. The EB-produced radiation, meteorological, and turbulence data will be used to quantify the surface energy balance according to land use, and improve the boundary layer and surface processes in meteorological models. The 3D system, composed of wind lidar, a microwave radiometer, an aerosol lidar, or a ceilometer, produces vertical profiles of backscatter by aerosols or water vapor, cloud height, wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, and liquid water content. It will be used for high-resolution reanalysis data based on observations as well as for improvement of the boundary layer, radiation, and microphysics processes in meteorological models. The AP system includes road weather information, mosquito activity, and water quality observation instruments. The standardized metadata for networks and stations are documented and renewed periodically to provide a detailed observation environment. The UMS-Seoul data are designed to support real-time acquisition, as well as display and automatically quality check the data within 10 minutes of observation. After the quality check, data can be distributed to relevant potential users such as researchers and policy makers.

Citation: Park, M.-S., Park, S.-H., Chae, J.-H., Choi, M.-H., Song, Y., and Kang, M.: High-Resolution Urban Observation Network for a User-Specific Meteorological Information Service in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., doi:10.5194/amt-2016-278, in review, 2016.
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The philosophy, background, and details of high-resolution urban observation network to meet the need of reducing damages caused by extreme weather phenomena such as heavy rain/snow fall, strong wind, heat/cold waves, or road ice in the Seoul Metropolitan Area (SMA), Korea (UMS-Seoul) is introduced. The UMS-Seoul contributes to provide the user-specific high-resolution meteorological information through the improvement of urban meteorology and urban-scale meteorological models in SMA.
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