I have a simulation problem i want to model. Imagine I have a thick tree canopy for say 50 m X 50 m patch of land. The trees cover and block direct light to ground. Neighbouring trees almost intersect each other. This can be casted into an approximate geometry in rhino.
I would like to know - the effect of tree cover on the region below the tree, in terms of the following params which can be called as the “micro-climate” below the tree cover –
a) Reduced air temperature due to shading of tree cover.
b) Reduced Soil Temperature as compared to areas that are outside the tree cover.
c) Effect of wind - as if wind comes in, the air temperature will be equalized as air that is outside the tree cover would mix with air that is inside.
An approximate conceptual study is also OK - to compare relative effects of different tree systems. Is there any way the “building” model of honeybee can be used for modelling this situation?