Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Model evaluation paper
11 Jun 2021
Model evaluation paper |  | 11 Jun 2021

A spatially explicit approach to simulate urban heat mitigation with InVEST (v3.8.0)

Martí Bosch, Maxence Locatelli, Perrine Hamel, Roy P. Remme, Jérôme Chenal, and Stéphane Joost

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The article presents a novel approach to simulate urban heat mitigation from land use/land cover data based on three biophysical mechanisms: tree shade, evapotranspiration and albedo. An automated procedure is proposed to calibrate the model parameters to best fit temperature observations from monitoring stations. A case study in Lausanne, Switzerland, shows that the approach outperforms regressions based on satellite data and provides valuable insights into design heat mitigation policies.