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1 Sep 20152015 ADMS User Group Meeting dates are 11th and 12th November

The 2015 User Group Meetings will be held in Manchester on the 11th and 12th November.

  • ADMS 5 User Group Meeting: 11th November
  • ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads User Group Meeting: 12th November

These meetings will include the usual mix of presentations by CERC staff and software users and are the ideal opportunity to hear the latest news and advice on new model features. Users with a valid support contract are entitled to one or two delegate places free of charge depending on the type of licence held. Please contact CERC if there is a topic you would like to be covered at one of the meetings or if you would be willing to give a 'user view' presentation. Registration will open online in the Autumn.

18 Aug 2015Summer 2015 editions of CERC model newsletters now available

The Summer 2015 editions of ADMS 5 News and ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads News are now available to download.

18 Aug 2015CERC applies new advanced street canyon module in City of London

CERC has assessed the air quality impacts of proposed road closures in the City of London using the advanced street canyon module, developed for the upcoming ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads releases. This feature improved the representation of dispersion of traffic emissions in the highly asymmetrical street canyons in this built-up area. The urban canopy flow module was also used to improve the calculation of velocity and turbulence profiles, incorporating the effects of buildings across London. More information on both modules can be found here.

CERC's Emissions Inventory Toolkit (EMIT) was used to recalculate traffic emissions using the latest emission factors, adjusted by CERC using data from recent emissions measurement campaigns in London. Activity data was taken from the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (LAEI) 2010.

11 Aug 2015CERC appointed on TfL's Professional Services Framework

CERC has been appointed by Transport for London on its Professional Services Framework: Health and Safety Services and Environmental Services. CERC was successful in three sub-categories: Air Quality Modelling (for which CERC obtained the highest overall score); Developing and Maintaining Emissions Inventories; and Analysing Emissions Inventories.

10 Aug 2015MACC air quality forecast is now known as CAMS

The transition from MACC (Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate) to the EU's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) is complete. CAMS consolidates many years of preparatory research and development that was funded by the European Union in the form of the series of MACC projects. MACC brought together partner organisations from across Europe with expertise in areas such as environmental monitoring and forecasting, operational forecasting services, and atmospheric composition research. The latest CAMS air quality forecasts for the UK are available from the CERC website.

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