Krayenhoff, E. Scott

Urban tree planting to maintain outdoor thermal comfort under climate change: The case of Vancouver’s local climate zones

Highlights Radiant heat exposure of six local climate zones is modelled for a hot summer day. Days with Tmrt above 65 °C to increase three-to five-fold in Vancouver by 2100. Mean radiant temperature is reduced by added street trees under RCP 4.5 scenario. Abstract Spatiotemporal variation of mean radiant temperature (Tmrt), a major driver of outdoor human thermal comfort, […]

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A multi-layer urban canopy meteorological model with trees (BEP-Tree): Street tree impacts on pedestrian-level climate

Vegetation alters urban climates via transpirational cooling; however, unlike shorter vegetation, trees additionally provide shade and shelter. Urban canopy models (UCMs) are coupled with mesoscale models for assessment of neighbourhood-scale climate, but their representation of urban trees is limited…

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