Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2781–2795, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2781-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2781–2795, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2781-2019

Development and technical paper 09 Jul 2019

Development and technical paper | 09 Jul 2019

A Python-enhanced urban land surface model SuPy (SUEWS in Python, v2019.2): development, deployment and demonstration

Ting Sun and Sue Grimmond

Model code and software

SuPy: 2019.2 Release Ting Sun https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2574405

Urban-Meteorology-Reading/SUEWS: 2018c Release (Version 2018c) T. Sun, L. Jarvi, S. Grimmond, F. Lindberg, Z. Li, Y. Tang, and H. C. Ward https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3267306

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A Python-enhanced urban land surface model, SuPy (SUEWS in Python), is presented with its development (the SUEWS interface modification, F2PY configuration and Python frontend implementation), cross-platform deployment (PyPI, Python Package Index) and demonstration (online tutorials in Jupyter notebooks for users of different levels). SuPy represents a significant enhancement that supports existing and new model applications, reproducibility and enhanced functionality.