The Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor (UMEP) is a climate service tool, designed for researchers, architects 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.

Source area modelling with UMEP

UMEP is a community, 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 (GIS) application – that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities.

SUEWS Manual 

UMEP Manual