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Calibration process and parametrization of tropical plants using ENVI-met V4-Sao Paulo case study

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Shinzato, Paula [1] ; Simon, Helge [2] ; Silva Duarte, Denise Helena [1] ; Bruse, Michael [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Architecture & Urbanism, Dept Technol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Johannes Gutenberg Univ Mainz, Inst Geog, Environm Modelling Grp EMG, Mainz - Germany
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE REVIEW; v. 62, n. 2, p. 112-125, MAR 4 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

This work aims to improve the process of calibration of ENVI-met model based on air temperature in both built-up and vegetated areas, considering various parameters and models of trees. Field measurements were carried out in the city of Sao Paulo to monitor representative hot weather conditions inside an urban park and in a non-vegetated area nearby. The leaf density was calculated using a non-destructive indirect method with hemispherical photographs analysed in Can-Eye 6.1 model. Based on LAI measurements and on the characteristics of tropical species, four typologies of trees were created with different leaf distribution inside the crown. After a calibration process in which modelling parameters were tested and several simulations were run, a high agreement between simulation results and on-site measurements with an RMSE of 0.7K could be achieved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50978-0 - Impact of green infrastructure on microclimate as a strategy to mitigate urban warming and ameliorate the conditions for thermal comfort in open spaces
Grantee:Paula Shinzato
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 16/02825-5 - The role of planning, urban and building design for climate adaptation in the microscale: contributions to an interdisciplinary approach
Grantee:Denise Helena Silva Duarte
Support Opportunities: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/01204-7 - 3D Parametrization of tropical vegetation and simulation of microclimatic effects for green infrastructure in the city of São Paulo
Grantee:Paula Shinzato
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor