4.2. Version 2020a (released on 14 May 2020)#
In a future release, we will ONLY deliver SUEWS along with SuPy as a command line tool suews-run: release of standalone SUEWS binaries will be stopped to ease our maintenance load and to facilitate rapid developments. Users will need to have Python 3.6+ to install SuPy:
python3 -m pip install -U supy
However, as the source code of SUEWS are public, users can feel free to compile standalone binaries for platforms of their own interests.
A ponding water scheme is added in the automatic irrigation calculation; useful when a certain depth of ponding water to maintain in irrigation (e.g., flooding irrigation in rice crop-field).
Irrigation fraction can be specified for all surfaces (previously only available for vegetated surfaces)
A U-shape approach for calculating HDD/CDD is introduced to account for a wide comfort zone between heating and cooling critical temperatures.
5: adaptively choose option
1for fully pervious surface or
2otherwise (if any impervious surface exists).
New columns to specify irrigation fractions for non-vegetated surfaces in SUEWS_SiteSelect.txt.
Wind direction is not currently downscaled so non -999 values will cause an error.