Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Model description paper
20 Feb 2019
Model description paper |  | 20 Feb 2019

The Air-temperature Response to Green/blue-infrastructure Evaluation Tool (TARGET v1.0): an efficient and user-friendly model of city cooling

Ashley M. Broadbent, Andrew M. Coutts, Kerry A. Nice, Matthias Demuzere, E. Scott Krayenhoff, Nigel J. Tapper, and Hendrik Wouters


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AR by Ashley Broadbent on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 Jan 2019) by Astrid Kerkweg
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (04 Feb 2019) by Astrid Kerkweg
Short summary
We present a simple model for assessing the cooling impacts of vegetation and water features (green and blue infrastructure) in urban environments. This model is designed to be computationally efficient so that those without technical knowledge or access to high-performance computers can use it. TARGET can be used to model average street-level air temperature at canyon to block scales (e.g. 100 m resolution). The model is carefully designed to provide reliable and accurate cooling estimates.