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Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor (UMEP): an integrated tool for city-based climate services

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Lindberg, F., Grimmond, C. S. B., Gabey, A., Huang, B., Kent, C., Sun, T., Theeuwes, N., Järvi, L., Ward, H., Capel-Timms, I., Chang, Y., Jonsson, P., Krave, N., Liu, D., Meyer, D., Olofson, K. F. G., Tan, J., Wästberg, D., Xue, L. and Zhang, Z. (2018) Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor (UMEP): an integrated tool for city-based climate services. Environmental Modelling and Software, 99. pp. 70-87. ISSN 1364-8152

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.09.020

Abstract/Summary

UMEP (Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor), a city-based climate service tool, combines models and tools essential for climate simulations. Applications are presented to illustrate UMEP's potential in the identification of heat waves and cold waves; the impact of green infrastructure on runoff; the effects of buildings on human thermal stress; solar energy production; and the impact of human activities on heat emissions. UMEP has broad utility for applications related to outdoor thermal comfort, wind, urban energy consumption and climate change mitigation. It includes tools to enable users to input atmospheric and surface data from multiple sources, to characterise the urban environment, to prepare meteorological data for use in cities, to undertake simulations and consider scenarios, and to compare and visualise different combinations of climate indicators. An open-source tool, UMEP is designed to be easily updated as new data and tools are developed, and to be accessible to researchers, decision-makers and practitioners.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:73171
Publisher:Elsevier

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