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df_state variables

Note

Data structure of df_state is explained here.

aerodynamicresistancemethod
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

ah_min
Description:

Minimum QF values.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

AHMin_WD, AHMin_WE

ah_slope_cooling
Description:

Cooling slope of QF calculation.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

AHSlope_Cooling_WD, AHSlope_Cooling_WE

ah_slope_heating
Description:

Heating slope of QF calculation.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

AHSlope_Heating_WD, AHSlope_Heating_WE

ahprof_24hr
Description:

Hourly profile values used in energy use calculation.

Dimensionality:

(24, 2)

Dimensionality Remarks:

24: hours of a day

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

EnergyUseProfWD, EnergyUseProfWE

air_ext_lw
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

air_ext_sw
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

air_ssa_lw
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

air_ssa_sw
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

alb
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMax

albdectr_id
Description:

Albedo of deciduous surface DecTr on day 0 of run

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

albDecTr0

albevetr_id
Description:

Albedo of evergreen surface EveTr on day 0 of run

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

albEveTr0

albgrass_id
Description:

Albedo of grass surface Grass on day 0 of run

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

albGrass0

albmax_dectr
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMax

albmax_evetr
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMax

albmax_grass
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMax

albmin_dectr
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMin

albmin_evetr
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMin

albmin_grass
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMin

alpha_bioco2
Description:

The mean apparent ecosystem quantum. Represents the initial slope of the light-response curve.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

alpha

alpha_enh_bioco2
Description:

Part of the alpha coefficient related to the fraction of vegetation.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

alpha_enh

alt
Description:

Altitude of grids [m].

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Alt

baset
Description:

Base Temperature for initiating growing degree days (GDD) for leaf growth. [°C]

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

BaseT

baset_cooling
Description:

Critical cooling temperature.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

TCritic_Cooling_WD, TCritic_Cooling_WE

baset_hc
Description:

Base temperature for heating degree days [°C]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

BaseT_HC

baset_heating
Description:

Critical heating temperature.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

TCritic_Heating_WD, TCritic_Heating_WE

basete
Description:

Base temperature for initiating sensesance degree days (SDD) for leaf off. [°C]

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

BaseTe

basetmethod
Description:

Determines method for base temperature used in HDD/CDD calculations.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

BaseTMethod

beta_bioco2
Description:

The light-saturated gross photosynthesis of the canopy. [umol m-2 s-1 ]

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

beta

beta_enh_bioco2
Description:

Part of the beta coefficient related to the fraction of vegetation.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

beta_enh

bldgh
Description:

Mean building height [m]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

H_Bldgs

capmax_dec
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

StorageMax

capmin_dec
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

StorageMin

chanohm
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

AnOHM_Ch

co2pointsource
Description:

CO2 emission factor [kg km-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

CO2PointSource

cpanohm
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

AnOHM_Cp

crwmax
Description:

Maximum water holding capacity of snow [mm]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

CRWMax

crwmin
Description:

Minimum water holding capacity of snow [mm]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

CRWMin

daywat
Description:

Irrigation flag: 1 for on and 0 for off.

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: {Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday}

SUEWS-related variables:

DayWat(1), DayWat(2), DayWat(3), DayWat(4), DayWat(5), DayWat(6), DayWat(7)

daywatper
Description:

Fraction of properties using irrigation for each day of a week.

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: {Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday}

SUEWS-related variables:

DayWatPer(1), DayWatPer(2), DayWatPer(3), DayWatPer(4), DayWatPer(5), DayWatPer(6), DayWatPer(7)

decidcap_id
Description:

Storage capacity of deciduous surface DecTr on day 0 of run.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

decidCap0

dectreeh
Description:

Mean height of deciduous trees [m]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

H_DecTr

diagmethod
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

diagnose
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

diagqn
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

diagqs
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

drainrt
Description:

Drainage rate of bucket for LUMPS [mm h-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

LUMPS_DrRate

ef_umolco2perj
Description:

Emission factor for fuels used for building heating.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

EF_umolCO2perJ

emis
Description:

Effective surface emissivity.

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

Emissivity

emissionsmethod
Description:

Determines method for QF calculation.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

EmissionsMethod

enddls
Description:

End of the day light savings [DOY]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

EndDLS

enef_v_jkm
Description:

Emission factor for heat [J k|m^-1|].

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

EnEF_v_Jkm

evapmethod
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

evetreeh
Description:

Mean height of evergreen trees [m]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

H_EveTr

faibldg
Description:

Frontal area index for buildings [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

FAI_Bldgs

faidectree
Description:

Frontal area index for deciduous trees [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

FAI_DecTr

faievetree
Description:

Frontal area index for evergreen trees [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

FAI_EveTr

faut
Description:

Fraction of irrigated area that is irrigated using automated systems

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Faut

fcef_v_kgkm
Description:

CO2 emission factor for weekdays [kg km-1];;CO2 emission factor for weekends [kg km-1]

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

FcEF_v_kgkmWD, FcEF_v_kgkmWE

flowchange
Description:

Difference in input and output flows for water surface [mm h-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

FlowChange

frfossilfuel_heat
Description:

Fraction of fossil fuels used for building heating [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

FrFossilFuel_Heat

frfossilfuel_nonheat
Description:

Fraction of fossil fuels used for building energy use [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

FrFossilFuel_NonHeat

g1
Description:

Related to maximum surface conductance [mm s-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

G1

g2
Description:

Related to Kdown dependence [W m-2]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

G2

g3
Description:

Related to VPD dependence [units depend on gsModel]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

G3

g4
Description:

Related to VPD dependence [units depend on gsModel]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

G4

g5
Description:

Related to temperature dependence [°C]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

G5

g6
Description:

Related to soil moisture dependence [mm-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

G6

gddfull
Description:

The growing degree days (GDD) needed for full capacity of the leaf area index (LAI) [°C].

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

GDDFull

ground_albedo_dir_mult_fact
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

gsmodel
Description:

Formulation choice for conductance calculation.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

gsModel

h_maintain
Description:

water depth to maintain used in automatic irrigation (e.g., ponding water due to flooding irrigation in rice crop-field) [mm].

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

H_maintain

humactivity_24hr
Description:

Hourly profile values used in human activity calculation.

Dimensionality:

(24, 2)

Dimensionality Remarks:

24: hours of a day

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

ActivityProfWD, ActivityProfWE

ie_a
Description:

Coefficient for automatic irrigation model.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

Ie_a1, Ie_a2, Ie_a3

ie_end
Description:

Day when irrigation ends [DOY]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Ie_end

ie_m
Description:

Coefficient for manual irrigation model.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

Ie_m1, Ie_m2, Ie_m3

ie_start
Description:

Day when irrigation starts [DOY]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Ie_start

internalwateruse_h
Description:

Internal water use [mm h-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

InternalWaterUse

irrfracbldgs
Description:

Fraction of Bldgs that is irrigated [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

IrrFr_Bldgs

irrfracbsoil
Description:

Fraction of BSoil that is irrigated [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

IrrFr_BSoil

irrfracdectr
Description:

Fraction of DecTr that is irrigated [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

IrrFr_DecTr

irrfracevetr
Description:

Fraction of EveTr that is irrigated [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

IrrFr_EveTr

irrfracgrass
Description:

Fraction of Grass that is irrigated [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

IrrFr_Grass

irrfracpaved
Description:

Fraction of Paved that is irrigated [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

IrrFr_Paved

irrfracwater
Description:

Fraction of Water that is irrigated [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

IrrFr_Water

kkanohm
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

AnOHM_Kk

kmax
Description:

Maximum incoming shortwave radiation [W m-2]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Kmax

lai_id
Description:

Initial LAI values.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

LAIinitialDecTr, LAIinitialEveTr, LAIinitialGrass

laicalcyes
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

laimax
Description:

full leaf-on summertime value

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

LAIMax

laimin
Description:

leaf-off wintertime value

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

LAIMin

laipower
Description:

parameters required by LAI calculation.

Dimensionality:

(4, 3)

Dimensionality Remarks:

4: {LeafGrowthPower1, LeafGrowthPower2, LeafOffPower1, LeafOffPower2}

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

LeafGrowthPower1, LeafGrowthPower2, LeafOffPower1, LeafOffPower2

laitype
Description:

LAI calculation choice.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

LAIEq

lat
Description:

Latitude [deg].

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

lat

lng
Description:

longitude [deg]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

lng

maxconductance
Description:

The maximum conductance of each vegetation or surface type. [mm s-1]

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

MaxConductance

maxfcmetab
Description:

Maximum (day) CO2 from human metabolism. [W m-2]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

MaxFCMetab

maxqfmetab
Description:

Maximum value for human heat emission. [W m-2]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

MaxQFMetab

min_res_bioco2
Description:

Minimum soil respiration rate (for cold-temperature limit) [umol m-2 s-1].

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

min_respi

minfcmetab
Description:

Minimum (night) CO2 from human metabolism. [W m-2]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

MinFCMetab

minqfmetab
Description:

Minimum value for human heat emission. [W m-2]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

MinQFMetab

n_stream_lw_urban
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

n_stream_sw_urban
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

n_vegetation_region_urban
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

narp_emis_snow
Description:

Effective surface emissivity.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Emissivity

narp_trans_site
Description:

Atmospheric transmissivity for NARP [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

NARP_Trans

netradiationmethod
Description:

Determines method for calculation of radiation fluxes.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

NetRadiationMethod

ohm_coef
Description:

Coefficients for OHM calculation.

Dimensionality:

(8, 4, 3)

Dimensionality Remarks:

8: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water, one extra land cover type (currently NOT used)}

4: {SummerWet, SummerDry, WinterWet, WinterDry}

3: {a1, a2, a3}

SUEWS-related variables:

a1, a2, a3

ohm_threshsw
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(8,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

8: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water, one extra land cover type (currently NOT used)}

SUEWS-related variables:

OHMThresh_SW

ohm_threshwd
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(8,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

8: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water, one extra land cover type (currently NOT used)}

SUEWS-related variables:

OHMThresh_WD

ohmincqf
Description:

Determines whether the storage heat flux calculation uses Q* or ( Q* +QF).

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

OHMIncQF

pipecapacity
Description:

Storage capacity of pipes [mm]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

PipeCapacity

popdensdaytime
Description:

Daytime population density (i.e. workers, tourists) [people ha-1]

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

PopDensDay

popdensnighttime
Description:

Night-time population density (i.e. residents) [people ha-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

PopDensNight

popprof_24hr
Description:

Hourly profile values used in dynamic population estimation.

Dimensionality:

(24, 2)

Dimensionality Remarks:

24: hours of a day

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

PopProfWD, PopProfWE

pormax_dec
Description:

full leaf-on summertime value Used only for DecTr (can affect roughness calculation)

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

PorosityMax

pormin_dec
Description:

leaf-off wintertime value Used only for DecTr (can affect roughness calculation)

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

PorosityMin

porosity_id
Description:

Porosity of deciduous vegetation on day 0 of run.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

porosity0

preciplimit
Description:

Temperature limit when precipitation falls as snow [°C]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

PrecipLimSnow

preciplimitalb
Description:

Limit for hourly precipitation when the ground is fully covered with snow [mm]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

PrecipLimAlb

qf0_beu
Description:

Building energy use [W m-2]

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

QF0_BEU_WD, QF0_BEU_WE

qf_a
Description:

Base value for QF calculation.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

QF_A_WD, QF_A_WE

qf_b
Description:

Parameter related to heating degree days.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

QF_B_WD, QF_B_WE

qf_c
Description:

Parameter related to heating degree days.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

QF_C_WD, QF_C_WE

radmeltfact
Description:

Hourly radiation melt factor of snow [mm W-1 h-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

RadMeltFactor

raincover
Description:

Limit when surface totally covered with water for LUMPS [mm]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

LUMPS_Cover

rainmaxres
Description:

Maximum water bucket reservoir [mm] Used for LUMPS surface wetness control.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

LUMPS_MaxRes

resp_a
Description:

Respiration coefficient a.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

resp_a

resp_b
Description:

Respiration coefficient b - related to air temperature dependency.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

resp_b

roughlenheatmethod
Description:

Determines method for calculating roughness length for heat.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

RoughLenHeatMethod

roughlenmommethod
Description:

Determines how aerodynamic roughness length (z0m) and zero displacement height (zdm) are calculated.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

RoughLenMomMethod

runofftowater
Description:

Fraction of above-ground runoff flowing to water surface during flooding [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

RunoffToWater

s1
Description:

A parameter related to soil moisture dependence [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

S1

s2
Description:

A parameter related to soil moisture dependence [mm]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

S2

sathydraulicconduct
Description:

Hydraulic conductivity for saturated soil [mm s-1]

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SatHydraulicCond

sddfull
Description:

The sensesence degree days (SDD) needed to initiate leaf off. [°C]

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

SDDFull

sfr_surf
Description:

Surface cover fractions.

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

Fr_Bldgs, Fr_Bsoil, Fr_DecTr, Fr_EveTr, Fr_Grass, Fr_Paved, Fr_Water

smdmethod
Description:

Determines method for calculating soil moisture deficit (SMD).

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SMDMethod

snowalb
Description:

Initial snow albedo

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowAlb0

snowalbmax
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMax

snowalbmin
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

AlbedoMin

snowdens
Description:

Initial snow density of each land cover.

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowDensBldgs, SnowDensPaved, SnowDensDecTr, SnowDensEveTr, SnowDensGrass, SnowDensBSoil, SnowDensWater

snowdensmax
Description:

Maximum snow density [kg m-3]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowDensMax

snowdensmin
Description:

Fresh snow density [kg m-3]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowDensMin

snowfrac
Description:

Initial plan area fraction of snow on each land cover`

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowFracBldgs, SnowFracPaved, SnowFracDecTr, SnowFracEveTr, SnowFracGrass, SnowFracBSoil, SnowFracWater

snowlimbldg
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowLimRemove

snowlimpaved
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowLimRemove

snowpack
Description:

Initial snow water equivalent on each land cover

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowPackBldgs, SnowPackPaved, SnowPackDecTr, SnowPackEveTr, SnowPackGrass, SnowPackBSoil, SnowPackWater

snowpacklimit
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowLimPatch

snowprof_24hr
Description:

Hourly profile values used in snow clearing.

Dimensionality:

(24, 2)

Dimensionality Remarks:

24: hours of a day

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowClearingProfWD, SnowClearingProfWE

snowuse
Description:

Determines whether the snow part of the model runs.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowUse

snowwater
Description:

Initial amount of liquid water in the snow on each land cover

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SnowWaterBldgsState, SnowWaterPavedState, SnowWaterDecTrState, SnowWaterEveTrState, SnowWaterGrassState, SnowWaterBSoilState, SnowWaterWaterState

soildepth
Description:

Depth of soil beneath the surface [mm]

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SoilDepth

soilstore_surf
Description:

Initial water stored in soil beneath Bldgs surface [mm];;Initial water stored in soil beneath Paved surface [mm];;Initial water stored in soil beneath DecTr surface [mm];;Initial water stored in soil beneath EveTr surface [mm];;Initial water stored in soil beneath Grass surface [mm];;Initial water stored in soil beneath BSoil surface [mm]

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SoilstoreBldgsState, SoilstorePavedState, SoilstoreDecTrState, SoilstoreEveTrState, SoilstoreGrassState, SoilstoreBSoilState

soilstorecap_surf
Description:

Limit value for SoilDepth [mm]

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

SoilStoreCap

stabilitymethod
Description:

Defines which atmospheric stability functions are used.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

StabilityMethod

startdls
Description:

Start of the day light savings [DOY]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

StartDLS

state_surf
Description:

Initial wetness condition on Bldgs;;Initial wetness condition on Paved;;Initial wetness condition on DecTr;;Initial wetness condition on EveTr;;Initial wetness condition on Grass;;Initial wetness condition on BSoil;;Initial wetness condition on Water

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

BldgsState, PavedState, DecTrState, EveTrState, GrassState, BSoilState, WaterState

statelimit_surf
Description:

Upper limit to the surface state. [mm]

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

StateLimit

storageheatmethod
Description:

Determines method for calculating storage heat flux ΔQS.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

StorageHeatMethod

storedrainprm
Description:

Coefficients used in drainage calculation.

Dimensionality:

(6, 7)

Dimensionality Remarks:

6: { StorageMin, DrainageEq, DrainageCoef1, DrainageCoef2, StorageMax, current storage}

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

DrainageCoef1, DrainageCoef2, DrainageEq, StorageMax, StorageMin

surfacearea
Description:

Area of the grid [ha].

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

SurfaceArea

sw_dn_direct_frac
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

tau_a
Description:

Time constant for snow albedo aging in cold snow [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

tau_a

tau_f
Description:

Time constant for snow albedo aging in melting snow [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

tau_f

tau_r
Description:

Time constant for snow density ageing [-]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

tau_r

tempmeltfact
Description:

Hourly temperature melt factor of snow [mm K-1 h-1]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

TempMeltFactor

th
Description:

Upper air temperature limit [°C]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

TH

theta_bioco2
Description:

The convexity of the curve at light saturation.

Dimensionality:

(3,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

3: { EveTr, DecTr, Grass}

SUEWS-related variables:

theta

timezone
Description:

Time zone [h] for site relative to UTC (east is positive). This should be set according to the times given in the meteorological forcing file(s).

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Timezone

tl
Description:

Lower air temperature limit [°C]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

TL

trafficrate
Description:

Traffic rate used for CO2 flux calculation.

Dimensionality:

(2,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

TrafficRate_WD, TrafficRate_WE

trafficunits
Description:

Units for the traffic rate for the study area. Not used in v2018a.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

TrafficUnits

traffprof_24hr
Description:

Hourly profile values used in traffic activity calculation.

Dimensionality:

(24, 2)

Dimensionality Remarks:

24: hours of a day

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

TraffProfWD, TraffProfWE

tstep
Description:

Specifies the model time step [s].

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

Tstep

use_sw_direct_albedo
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

veg_contact_fraction_const
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

veg_fsd_const
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

veg_ssa_lw
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

veg_ssa_sw
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

veg_type
Description:

Internal use. Please DO NOT modify

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

None

waterdist
Description:

Fraction of water redistribution

Dimensionality:

(8, 6)

Dimensionality Remarks:

8: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water, one extra land cover type (currently NOT used)}

6: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil}

SUEWS-related variables:

ToBSoil, ToBldgs, ToDecTr, ToEveTr, ToGrass, ToPaved, ToRunoff, ToSoilStore, ToWater

waterusemethod
Description:

Defines how external water use is calculated.

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

WaterUseMethod

wetthresh_surf
Description:

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

Dimensionality:

(7,)

Dimensionality Remarks:

7: { Paved, Bldgs, EveTr, DecTr, Grass, BSoil, Water}

SUEWS-related variables:

WetThreshold

wuprofa_24hr
Description:

Hourly profile values used in automatic irrigation.

Dimensionality:

(24, 2)

Dimensionality Remarks:

24: hours of a day

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

WaterUseProfAutoWD, WaterUseProfAutoWE

wuprofm_24hr
Description:

Hourly profile values used in manual irrigation.

Dimensionality:

(24, 2)

Dimensionality Remarks:

24: hours of a day

2: {Weekday, Weekend}

SUEWS-related variables:

WaterUseProfManuWD, WaterUseProfManuWE

z
Description:

Measurement height [m].

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

z

z0m_in
Description:

Roughness length for momentum [m]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

z0

zdm_in
Description:

Zero-plane displacement [m]

Dimensionality:

0

Dimensionality Remarks:

Scalar

SUEWS-related variables:

zd