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  • Are you interested in doing a PhD investigating air quality using ADMS-Urban?

    Are you interested in doing a PhD investigating air quality using ADMS-Urban?

    CERC are supporting a PhD studentship at Nottingham University, which will investigate possible links between poor air quality, long-term illness and social deprivation. The project will explore the changing spatial and temporal ...

  • Reducing plastic waste in our office environment

    Reducing plastic waste in our office environment

    Here at the CERC offices in Cambridge, we have implemented multiple measures to reduce the use of plastic as part of our good sustainability practice. For example, wipes are no longer used anywhere in the office. All liquid soap bottles are ...

  • Oct 31 2019 12:00AM

    Oct 31 2019 12:00AM

    New measurements have been released which provide a unique insight into London`s air pollution at a hyperlocal level. Two Google Street View cars equipped with air quality monitors have been taking readings approximately every 30 metres at tens of ...

  • Google Street View cars measure London`s air quality in hyperlocal detail

    Google Street View cars measure London`s air quality in hyperlocal detail

    New measurements have been released which provide a unique insight into London`s air pollution at a hyperlocal level. Two Google Street View cars equipped with air quality monitors have been taking readings approximately every 30 metres at tens of ...

  • Assessing Clean Air Zones with ADMS-Urban

    Assessing Clean Air Zones with ADMS-Urban

    CERC develop the world-leading model ADMS-Urban which is designed for assessing air quality interventions such as Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Low Emissions Zones (LEZ). For example, ADMS-Urban is being used by · Transport for ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation AGA Experiments

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation AGA Experiments

    The American Gas Association (AGA) experiments1 [1] occurred during spring and summer 1980 at gas compressor stations in Texas and Kansas. At each test facility, one of the gas compressor stacks was retrofitted to accommodate SF6 tracer gas ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Alaska North Slope Tracer Study

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Alaska North Slope Tracer Study

    1 Introduction The Alaska North Slope tracer study1 (see Figure 1) involved 44 hours of buoyant SF$ releases from a 39-in high turbine stack. Tracer sampler coverage ranged over seven arcs from 50 to 3000 m downwind. Meteorological data, including ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings & Complex Terrain Validation Baldwin Power Plant

    ADMS 5 Buildings & Complex Terrain Validation Baldwin Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Baldwin Power Plant1 (Hanna and Chang [3]) was located in a rural, flat terrain setting of southwestern Illinois, USA, and had three identical 184-m stacks aligned approximately north-south with a horizontal spacing of about 100 ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Bowline Point Site

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Bowline Point Site

    1 Introduction The Bojivline Point1 site is located in the Hudson River valley in New York State (Figure 1). There are two stacks of height 86.9 m, close to the western shore of the river. The emissions from the stacks were buoyant and varied hour ...

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Clifty Creek Power Plant

    ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Clifty Creek Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Cliffy Creek power plant1 is located in southern Indiana on the north side of the Ohio River (see Figure 1). The area immediately north of the facility is characterized by cliffs rising about 115 m above the river and intersected ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation EOCR Study

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation EOCR Study

    1 Introduction The Experimental Organically Cooled Reactor (EOCR) study1 (Start et al. [1]) involved the simultaneous release of three tracer gases (SF6- F12, and Freon-12B2) at three levels around the EOCR test reactor building at the Idaho ...

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Hogback Ridge Tracer Experiments

    ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Hogback Ridge Tracer Experiments

    1 Introduction During October 1982. the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) earned out a series of eleven tracer gas experiments near Farmington, New Mexico, in the United States [1]. Hogback Ridge is a small hill with maximum ...

  • ADMS 5 Flat Terrain Validation Kincaid, Indianapolis and Prairie Grass

    ADMS 5 Flat Terrain Validation Kincaid, Indianapolis and Prairie Grass

    1 Introduction This document presents a summary of ADMS model results compared against three well known field data sets: Prairie Grass. Kincaid and Indianapolis. Results are also presented for two U.S. models: ISCST and AERMOD. ISC ST is the ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Lee Power Plant Wind Tunnel Study

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Lee Power Plant Wind Tunnel Study

    1 Introduction The Lee Power Plant wind tunnel study1 [1] featured releases from steam boiler stacks with a common height of 64.8 m affected by a building tier with a height of 42.6 m. The world`s largest fluid modelling study chamber at Monash ...

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Lovett Power Plant

    ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Lovett Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Mirant Lovett1 power plant is located in Tompkins Cove, on the Hudson river in the state of New York, about 30 miles upstream of New York city. Terrain elevations vary significantly over the study area, with altitudes in the ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings & Complex Terrain Validation Martins Creek Steam Electric Station

    ADMS 5 Buildings & Complex Terrain Validation Martins Creek Steam Electric Station

    1 Introduction The Martins Creek Steam Electric Station1 [1] is located in a rural area along the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border, approximately 30 km north-east of Allentown, PA and 95 km north of Philadelphia, PA. The area ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Robins and Castro Wind Tunnel Experiments

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Robins and Castro Wind Tunnel Experiments

    1 Introduction Experiments were conducted in a simulated boundary layer representative of a suburban, or slightly rougher, environment in neutral stability conditions at a model scale of 1/300 of full scale. Concentrations were measured close to a ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Snyder Wind Tunnel Experiments

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Snyder Wind Tunnel Experiments

    1 Introduction Experiments were conducted in a simulated boundary layer representative of rural terrain with a few shrubs and trees in neutral conditions. Vertical profiles of concentration were measured downstream of a rectangular building for ...

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Tracy Power Plant

    ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Tracy Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Tracy Power Plant is situated 27 km east of Reno. Nevada, in a region of complex terrain. The power plant is in a valley surrounded by peaks rising to around 950 m above the power plant elevation. During 1984. the United States ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Warehouse Fires Wind Tunnel Experiments

    ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Warehouse Fires Wind Tunnel Experiments

    1 Introduction In 1996. results from the CERC Atmospheric Dispersion Model. ADMS 2 were validated against experimental wind tunnel data of dispersion from chemical warehouse fires [1]. The original experimental data used to validate the model were ...