New York Urban Hydro-Meteorological Testbed (NY-uHMT)

Welcome to CREST NY-uHMT Website

Following research questions will be answered using NY-uHMT datasets:

  • What is the role played by soil moisture deficit between the urban and surrounding rural areas, in exacerbating urban air temperature and how does it impact the microclimate of the cities, local and regional climate?
  • How incorporation of urbanization data into the flash flood guidance system by creating the static grid/pixels would help to identify and isolate areas where land development has altered the runoff characteristics of the New York City Area?
  • Can integration of ground based in-situ observation with radar and urbanized Weather Research and Forecasting (uWRF) model used to understand the spatial and temporal distribution of heavy rainfall that are influenced by urban heat island, urban canopy and urban aerosols, updated by higher resolution soil moisture records?

* As of now total 14 weather stations were installed across the New York City (see map on right side.)