Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 335–362, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-335-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 335–362, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-335-2020

Model description paper 31 Jan 2020

Model description paper | 31 Jan 2020

An urban ecohydrological model to quantify the effect of vegetation on urban climate and hydrology (UT&C v1.0)

Naika Meili et al.

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We developed a novel urban ecohydrological model (UT&C v1.0) that is able to account for the effects of different plant types on the urban climate and hydrology, as well as the effects of the urban environment on plant well-being and performance. UT&C performs well when compared against energy flux measurements in three cities in different climates (Singapore, Melbourne, Phoenix) and can be used to assess urban climate mitigation strategies that aim at increasing or changing urban green cover.