I have a few of questions about inputs into the urban cooling model.
Are there any general resources for Kc values per common/broad land cover classes. The Allen 1998 reference in the user guide seems to mainly provide very specific crop type Kc values. Where do the Kc values from the example dataset come from? How would you suggest determining a value for a simple land cover class such as “trees” or “mixed low vegetation” in a tropical climate for example?
The user guide states Kc values should be between 0 and 1, yet in Allen 1998 there are several higher than 1 (if I am looking in the right place). Why is this?
For the “blending distance” input, the user guide suggests a default value of 2000m. However, in the appendix table it then suggests 500m. Which is more suitable as a default?
Thanks for your time.