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4.2.5. SUEWS_NonVeg.txt

SUEWS_NonVeg.txt specifies the characteristics for the non-vegetated surface cover types (Paved, Bldgs, BSoil) by linking codes in column 1 of SUEWS_NonVeg.txt to the codes specified in SUEWS_SiteSelect.txt (Code_Paved, Code_Bldgs, Code_BSoil). Each row should correspond to a particular surface type. For suggestions on how to complete this table, see: Typical Values.

No.

Column Name

Use

Description

1

Code

L

Code linking to a corresponding look-up table.

2

AlbedoMin

MU

Effective surface albedo (middle of the day value) for wintertime (not including snow).

3

AlbedoMax

MU

Effective surface albedo (middle of the day value) for summertime.

4

Emissivity

MU

Effective surface emissivity.

5

StorageMin

MD

Minimum water storage capacity for upper surfaces (i.e. canopy).

6

StorageMax

MD

Maximum water storage capacity for upper surfaces (i.e. canopy)

7

WetThreshold

MD

Depth of water which determines whether evaporation occurs from a partially wet or completely wet surface [mm].

8

StateLimit

MD

Upper limit to the surface state. [mm]

9

DrainageEq

MD

Calculation choice for Drainage equation

10

DrainageCoef1

MD

Coefficient D0 [mm h-1] used in DrainageEq

11

DrainageCoef2

MD

Coefficient b [-] used in DrainageEq

12

SoilTypeCode

L

Code for soil characteristics below this surface linking to Code of SUEWS_Soil.txt

13

SnowLimPatch

O

Limit for the snow water equivalent when snow cover starts to be patchy [mm]

14

SnowLimRemove

O

Limit of the snow water equivalent for snow removal from roads and roofs [mm]

15

OHMCode_SummerWet

L

Code for OHM coefficients to use for this surface during wet conditions in summer, linking to SUEWS_OHMCoefficients.txt.

16

OHMCode_SummerDry

L

Code for OHM coefficients to use for this surface during dry conditions in summer, linking to SUEWS_OHMCoefficients.txt.

17

OHMCode_WinterWet

L

Code for OHM coefficients to use for this surface during wet conditions in winter, linking to SUEWS_OHMCoefficients.txt.

18

OHMCode_WinterDry

L

Code for OHM coefficients to use for this surface during dry conditions in winter, linking to SUEWS_OHMCoefficients.txt.

19

OHMThresh_SW

MD

Temperature threshold determining whether summer/winter OHM coefficients are applied [°C]

20

OHMThresh_WD

MD

Soil moisture threshold determining whether wet/dry OHM coefficients are applied [-]

21

ESTMCode

L

Code for ESTM coefficients linking to SUEWS_ESTMCoefficients.txt

22

AnOHM_Cp

MU

Volumetric heat capacity for this surface to use in AnOHM [J m-3]

23

AnOHM_Kk

MU

Thermal conductivity for this surface to use in AnOHM [W m K-1]

24

AnOHM_Ch

MU

Bulk transfer coefficient for this surface to use in AnOHM [-]

An example SUEWS_NonVeg.txt can be found below:

1    	 2         	 3         	 4          	 5          	 6          	 7            	 8          	 9          	 10            	 11            	 12           	 13           	 14            	 15                	 16                	 17                	 18                	 19           	 20           	 21       	 22       	 23       	 24
Code 	 AlbedoMin 	 AlbedoMax 	 Emissivity 	 StorageMin 	 StorageMax 	 WetThreshold 	 StateLimit 	 DrainageEq 	 DrainageCoef1 	 DrainageCoef2 	 SoilTypeCode 	 SnowLimPatch 	 SnowLimRemove 	 OHMCode_SummerWet 	 OHMCode_SummerDry 	 OHMCode_WinterWet 	 OHMCode_WinterDry 	 OHMThresh_SW 	 OHMThresh_WD 	 ESTMCode 	 AnOHM_Cp 	 AnOHM_Kk 	 AnOHM_Ch
100  	 0.09      	 0.09      	 0.95       	 0.48       	 0.48       	 0.48         	 0.48       	 3          	 10            	 3             	 50           	 190          	 40            	 800               	 800               	 800               	 800               	 10           	 0.9          	 0        	 2000000  	 1.2      	 4        	 ! 	 PAV   	 Helsinki
150  	 0.15      	 0.15      	 0.91       	 0.25       	 0.25       	 0.25         	 0.25       	 3          	 10            	 3             	 60           	 190          	 100           	 750               	 750               	 750               	 750               	 10           	 0.9          	 0        	 2000000  	 1.2      	 4        	 ! 	 BLDG  	 Helsinki
551  	 0.1       	 0.1       	 0.95       	 0.48       	 0.48       	 0.6          	 0.48       	 3          	 10            	 3             	 551          	 -999         	 -999          	 800               	 800               	 800               	 800               	 10           	 0.9          	 0        	 2000000  	 1.2      	 4        	 ! 	 Paved 	 Swindon  	 Ward    	 et          	 al.    	 (2013)
552  	 0.12      	 0.12      	 0.91       	 0.25       	 0.25       	 0.6          	 0.25       	 3          	 10            	 3             	 552          	 -999         	 -999          	 799               	 799               	 799               	 799               	 10           	 0.9          	 0        	 2000000  	 1.2      	 4        	 ! 	 Bldgs 	 Swindon  	 Ward    	 et          	 al.    	 (2013)
553  	 0.18      	 0.18      	 0.94       	 0.8        	 0.8        	 1            	 0.8        	 3          	 10            	 3             	 553          	 -999         	 -999          	 55                	 55                	 55                	 55                	 10           	 0.9          	 809      	 2000000  	 1.2      	 4        	 ! 	 BSoil 	 Swindon  	 Ward    	 et          	 al.    	 (2013)
661  	 0.12      	 0.12      	 0.95       	 0.48       	 0.48       	 0.48         	 0.48       	 3          	 10            	 3             	 661          	 120          	 10            	 800               	 800               	 800               	 800               	 10           	 0.9          	 0        	 1.5e6    	 0.1      	 2        	 ! 	 Paved 	 London
662  	 0.15      	 0.15      	 0.91       	 0.25       	 0.25       	 0.25         	 0.25       	 3          	 10            	 3             	 661          	 120          	 8.5           	 799               	 799               	 799               	 799               	 10           	 0.9          	 0        	 6000000  	 1.3      	 6        	 ! 	 Bldgs 	 London
663  	 0.21      	 0.21      	 0.93       	 1          	 1          	 1            	 1          	 2          	 0.013         	 1.71          	 661          	 -999         	 -999          	 55                	 55                	 55                	 55                	 10           	 0.9          	 809      	 4000000  	 1.5      	 5        	 ! 	 Bsoil 	 (not     	 used)   	 London
703  	 0.18      	 0.18      	 0.94       	 0.8        	 0.8        	 1            	 0.8        	 3          	 10            	 3             	 553          	 -999         	 -999          	 55                	 55                	 55                	 55                	 10           	 0.9          	 809      	 3500000  	 1.1      	 3        	 ! 	 BSoil 	 UF       	 Fredrik 	 LondonSmall 	 London 	 not    	 used 	 6
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