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User Group presentations

User group meetings are held annually, one for ADMS 5 and one for ADMS-Urban & Roads. Selected presentations from previous user group meetings are available for download below.

ADMS User Group Meeting 2020[top]

held online on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November 2020

Day 1

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1. Overview of CERC research projects, David Carruthers, CERC
2. Software and support update, Martin Seaton, CERC
3. Assessing the impact of COVID restrictions on emissions using modelling and measurements, Amy Stidworthy, CERC
4. How to get the best out of ADMS – tips on output, Catheryn Price, CERC
5. Assessing the impact of cold plumes from air source heat pumps, Sarah Strickland, CERC
6. Modelling for MCPD energy centres, Yves Verlinden, ERM
7. Modelling concentration fluctuations in ADMS 5, James O'Neill, CERC
8. Modelling vessel emissions, Erica Powell, Arup
Day 2
1. Application of the new ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads elevated roads feature, Jenny Stocker, CERC
2. Creating valid large urban models, Melody Horan, Miller Goodall
3. Roads modelling for two interconnected planning applications, Charlotte Aves, CERC
4. Tips for modelling small road networks, Matthew Williams, CERC
5. The use of ADMS-Urban to support Air Quality Management in the City of London, Ruth Calderwood, City of London
6. County-wide air quality modelling – a case study, Chetan Lad, CERC
7. Tools and tips for modelling large urban areas in ADMS-Urban, Kate Johnson, CERC
8. Modelling insights from the Breathe London project, Ella Forsyth, CERC
ADMS 5 User Group Meeting 2019[top]

held in Oxford on Wednesday 13th November 2019

1. Source Terms: How to Model Almost Anything, Catheryn Price, CERC

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2. Buildings: a Better Model?, Julia Burnell, Mott MacDonald
3. ADMS 5 Modelling Tips, Stephen Smith, CERC
4. ADMS 5 Modelling to Support a Planning Application - a Case Study, Sarah Strickland, CERC
5. A Few Considerations when Modelling with ADMS 5, Kieran Laxen, Air Pollution Services
6. Odour Modelling - a Case Studey, Chetan Lad, CERC
7. Approaches to Modelling Fluctuations of Odour using ADMS 5, Rosie Davies, Arup
8. What's Coming in ADMS 6?, Martin Seaton, CERC
ADMS-Urban and Roads User Group Meeting 2019 [top]

held in Oxford on Wednesday 14th November 2019

1. ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads 5, James O'Neill, CERC

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2. Clean Air Zone Modelling Following the JAQU Methodology, Jovanna Arndt, AECOM
3. ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads 5: Advanced Data Capabilities, Rohan Patel, CERC
4. Using ANPR Data to Improve Emissions Calculations, Matthew Williams, CERC
5. Consideration of HGV Emissions on Variable Road Gradients in EFTv9, Jamie Clayton, Bureau Veritas
6. Urban Air Quality Modelling of Dublin, Kevin Delaney, Irish EPA and Charlotte Aves, CERC
7. Typical Methods and Assumptions in the Application of ADMS-Roads for Local Air Quality Assessments, Richard Claxton, Aether
8. Using Measured Data with ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads, Amy Stidworthy, CERC
ADMS 5 User Group Meeting 2018 [top]

held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7th November 2018

1. ADMS 5 Modelling Tips, Martin Seaton, CERC

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2. Modelling Dispersion from Laboratory Fume Cupboard, Simon Coldrick, Health and Safety Laboratory
3. Approaches to Fire Modelling with ADMS, Chetan Lad, CERC
4. The Use and Abuse of Meteorological and Terrain Data, Steve Smith, AS Modelling and Data
5. Spatially-varying Input Data: Terrain, Surface Roughness and Deposition, Catheryn Price, CERC
6. Using ADMS 5 to Model Process Emissions from Food and Drink Manufacturing Sites, Ruth Fain and Rachel Lansley, Golder
7. Potential Pitfalls of Conservatism in Dispersion Modelling, Annie Danskin, ITP Energised
8. Using ADMS 5 to Model Sources in Built-up Areas, Sarah Strickland, CERC
ADMS-Urban and Roads User Group Meeting 2018 [top]

held in Edinburgh on Thursday 8th November 2018

1. What's coming in ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads 5, James O'Neill, CERC

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2. ADMS-Urban Performance for CAFS Modelling, Alan McDonald, SEPA
4. ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads Modelling Tips, Amy Stidworthy, CERC
5. Modelling Microsimulation Outputs in ADMS-Roads, Blaise Kelly, Hydrock
6. Model Verification - Methods and Tips, Matthew Williams, CERC
7. Input Sensitivity Testing using CERC's new "Concentration Per Source" Feature, Mark Chapman, Cundall
8. A Case Study of Advanced Street Canyon Modelling with User Tips, Christina Hood, CERC
ADMS 5 User Group Meeting 2017 [top]

held in Birmingham on Wednesday 1st November 2017

1. Modelling building effects, Catheryn Price, CERC

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2. Optimum Air Quality Assessments for Environmental Permit Applications, Jessica Hernandez, Environment Agency
3. Modelling Deposition at Nature Conservation Sites, Sarah Strickland, CERC
4. Lidar for building heights on industrial sites, Neil Haines, Tata Steel
5. A Guide to Testing Model Sensitivity using ADMS 5, Stephen Smith, CERC
6. Odour modelling applications and sensitivity to some ADMS 5 options, Christelle Escoffier, Wood
7. The Ammonia Conundrum, Chris Hazell-Marshall, ERM
8. Assessing the Air Quality Impact of a District Heat Network in Bradford City Centre, Chetan Lad, CERC
ADMS-Urban and Roads User Group Meeting 2017 [top]

held in Birmingham on Thursday 2nd November 2017

1. Modelling Clean Air Zones with ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads, Martin Seaton, CERC

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2. Comparison of COPERT Emission Factors v4.11 and v5 Using Defra's Emission Factor Toolkit, Jamie Clayton, Bureau Veritas
3. Modelling Building Effects in ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads, Mark Attree, CERC
4. Air quality modelling in a Low Emissions Neighbourhood: Beech Street, City of London, Matthew Williams, CERC
5. Preparation of an Air Quality Action Plan for Riga, Julija Doktorova, ELLE
6. A New Integrated Decision-making Tool for Urban Health and Policy Evaluation: ‘QCumber-EnvHealth’, Mark Jackson, CERC
7. Upcoming Model Developments: Source Apportionment and Emissions Uncertainty Estimation, Amy Stidworthy, CERC
ADMS 5 User Group Meeting 2016 [top]

held in London on Wednesday 9th November 2016

1. New features in ADMS 5.2, Martin Seaton, CERC

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3. ADMS 5 Modelling Tips, Chetan Lad, CERC
4. East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighbourhood Sorting, Yanos Zylerberg, Bristol University
5. Key plume rise features of different sources, Catheryn Price, CERC
6. Long-term impacts from short-term plant, Kieran Laxen, AQC
7. Modelling to support a Permit Variation for Blackburn Chemicals, Sarah Strickland, CERC
8. Question and Answer Session, Amy Stidworthy, CERC
ADMS-Urban and Roads User Group Meeting 2016 [top]

held in London on Thursday 10th November 2016

1. ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads Modelling Tips, Mark Attree, CERC

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2. New emission factors in ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads, Kate Johnson, CERC
3. Towards common standards for Air Quality Impact Assessments, Stephen Inch, GLA
4. Modelling with free GIS tools: QGIS and the ADMS Mapper, Mark Jackson, CERC
5. 2015 Baseline Model for Motherwell Town Centre in ADMS-Roads: Practical application in LAQM, Annie Danskin, Energised Environments
6. Using the advanced street canyons option, Matthew Williams, CERC
7. Tunnel modelling in Singapore, James Bellinger, ARUP
8. Urban Heat Island modelling with ADMS-Urban: London case study, Stephen Smith, CERC
9. Question & Answer Session, Jenny Stocker, CERC


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