The Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor (UMEP) is a climate service tool, designed for researchers and service providers (e.g. architects, climatologists, energy, health and urban planners). This tool can be used for a variety of applications related to outdoor thermal comfort, urban energy consumption, climate change mitigation etc. UMEP consists of a coupled modelling system which combines “state of the art” 1D and 2D models related to the processes essential for scale independent urban climate estimations.
UMEP is a open source model, where users can contribute as well as extend the tool to improve modelling capabilities. It is freely available for download. A major feature is the ability for a user to interact with spatial information to determine model parameters. The spatial data across a range of scales and sources are accessed through QGIS - a cross-platform, free, open source desktop geographic information systems application – that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities.
We are keen to get inputs and contributions from others. Plesae contribute in the following ways:
- Submit comments or report issues about the UMEP plugin to the code repository.
- Participate in coding or adding new features.
- Write UMEP tutorials and share with other UMEP users.
- Submit comments or report issues about the UMEP manual here.
- To get updates, news and get help from other users, join our email list here.