This extends a previous post on anthropogenic waste heat to include plots for New York and London.
Writing an article in LaTeX produces crisp, quality documents and beautiful equations. However, it’s not very user friendly. Recently I’ve been using another language, Markdown, because I find it more readable and intuitive, but it still has LaTeX equation support. To me that’s the best of both worlds. So how about writing an entire PhD thesis in Markdown? This post shows you how.
I’ve recently finished developing a computational model which predicts the heating and cooling energy demands of a neighbourhood every half-hour, based on building characteristics, meteorological conditions and the behaviour of people. However, I don’t have a perfect and complete set of observations to describe the system, and I am finding it difficult to decide on some appropriate parameter values. So I’ve used machine learning to help.
In a new paper1, we introduce a method to simulate how heat is conducted through roofs, walls and roads. We show it improves the simulation of heat storage and release, a very important process in urban climate.