By Deepak Jeswani Dewan, Rogardt Heldal, Sofia Thorsson, and Fredrik Lindberg, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

The aim of this work is to build an architecture around “SOLWEIG – a climate model made in MATLAB” [1,3], which makes it extensible and user-friendly. This is a joint project between the Software Engineering Group at Chalmers University of Technology and Urban Climate Group at University of Gothenburg. SOLWEIG is a radiation model that can make climate estimations (such as sunshine durations, shadow patterns and daily shading) and analyse the complex interaction between urban design and the thermal environment. It was developed by the Urban Climate Group, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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