The TARGET model


The Air-temperature Response to Green/blue-infrastructure Evaluation Tool (TARGET) is designed to be efficient and easy to use, with fewer user-defined parameters and less model input data required than other urban climate models. TARGET can be used to model street level air temperature at fine spatial scales (e.g. 30 m), meaning it can be used at the street, precinct, or city scales. The model aims to balance realistic representation of physical processes and computation efficiency.

How to get started

To get started, download the model here, including a set of example files. Simply place all files in the same directory and run the Maespa executable. Please consult the manual for instructions on how to set up your own input files.