Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Model description paper
16 Oct 2023
Model description paper |  | 16 Oct 2023

URock 2023a: an open-source GIS-based wind model for complex urban settings

Jérémy Bernard, Fredrik Lindberg, and Sandro Oswald


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-354', Csilla Gal, 29 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jérémy Bernard, 30 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-354', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jérémy Bernard, 13 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jérémy Bernard on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (08 Aug 2023) by Nicola Bodini
AR by Jérémy Bernard on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2023)
Short summary
The UMEP plug-in integrated in the free QGIS software can now calculate the spatial variation of the wind speed within urban settings. This paper shows that the new wind model, URock, generally fits observations well and highlights the main needed improvements. According to this work, pedestrian wind fields and outdoor thermal comfort can now simply be estimated by any QGIS user (researchers, students, and practitioners).