Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1685–1710, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1685-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1685–1710, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1685-2020

Development and technical paper 01 Apr 2020

Development and technical paper | 01 Apr 2020

COSMO-BEP-Tree v1.0: a coupled urban climate model with explicit representation of street trees

Gianluca Mussetti et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Feb 2020) by Leena Järvi
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ED: Publish as is (27 Feb 2020) by Leena Järvi
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Street trees are regarded as a powerful measure to reduce excessive heat in cities. To enable city-wide studies of the cooling effect of street trees, we developed a coupled urban climate model with explicit representation of street trees (COSMO-BEP-Tree). The model compares well with surface, flux and satellite observations and responds realistically to changes in tree characteristics. Street trees largely impact energy fluxes and wind speed, while air temperatures are only slightly reduced.