Local forecasts

For high-resolution simulation of air circulation, we use the PALM model. We have specialist expertise in the use of this model, and offer simulations and result analyses in project collaboration, and on order.

The model is used to simulate conditions in the air. The model can simulate conditions down to a few meters above the ground. In this way, complicated topographic conditions and larger building masses can be taken into account when studying wind direction and wind speed at lower altitudes. The spread and effect of air pollution from various sources such as ships and car traffic can, for example, be simulated for a single district. We have experience with assessments of the spread and effects of air pollution in Bergen. Examples of other uses are analyses of road conditions, such as extreme wind speeds or icing. PALM analyses can be useful for planning and managing the urban environment.

For more information, contact research leader François Counillon.