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.
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.
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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All users of ADMS 5, ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport are invited to take part in this year's online User Surveys; the results of these surveys will help to guide the future development of these models as well as to shape the programme for this year's User Group Meetings. In addition, this year's surveys include the opportunity to register to be considered for participation in a new online ADMS User Showcase. A link to the relevant survey was sent to all registered users on Friday 24th July. If you did not receive this email and wish to participate, please contact CERC stating your name, organisation and which model you use and we will send you the relevant link. The surveys will remain open until 31st August 2015.
CERC is working with A2 Environmental to assess the air quality impact of the A102(M) Embankment Scheme, a proposed new section of the Rochester Way 'Quietway' in Greenwich. The proposed scheme will join existing London Cycle Network (LCN+) routes together to provide a continuous walking and cycling route.
CERC is carrying out a qualitative air quality assessment for the scheme, in line with recent guidance from the Institute of Air Quality Management on Land-Use Planning & Development Control and the Assessment of Dust from Demolition and Construction.