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25 Jan 2018ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads & ADMS-Airport 4.1.1 with EFT 8 available for download

ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport incorporate the EFT emission factors so that emission rates can be calculated from available traffic and speed data. This release includes the new UK emissions factors from Defra's EFT 8. Details of the updates to the EFT are summarised in the EFT User Guide. Details of the model changes can be found in the What's New.

ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport are comprehensive tools for investigating air pollution taking account of complex urban morphology including street canyons and road tunnels. ADMS-Roads is designed primarily for networks of roads that may be in combination with industrial sites, for instance small towns or rural road networks. ADMS-Urban can model large urban areas providing output from street-scale to urban-scale. ADMS-Airport has the features of ADMS-Urban, and can also incorporate all relevant emission sources at airports by using algorithms designed specifically to model dispersion from aircraft engines.

The updated release is available now from the User Area on CERC's website to users with current support.

For further information please contact us.

25 Jan 2018CERC at the recent Harmo18 conference in Bologna

David Carruthers and Amy Stidworthy recently attended the 18th Harmo conference in Bologna. This international conference aims to harmonise approaches to atmospheric dispersion modelling and model evaluation. They presented two papers: firstly on work using sensor data and inversion techniques to systematically reduce dispersion model error, including a Cambridge case study using CERC's ADMS-Urban dispersion model and AQMesh sensors; and secondly an evaluation of local and regional air quality forecasts for London, comparing CERC's local-scale airTEXT forecasts with regional-scale CAMS forecasts and monitoring data from the London Air Quality Network.

12 Dec 2017CERC research news

CERC conducts a wide range of environmental research and development projects. Recent work includes:

These are just some of the wide range of environmental research projects undertaken by CERC for local, national and international sponsors, collaborating with academic, government and commercial partners. Our research covers topics ranging from atmospheric dispersion, atmospheric chemistry, urban air quality, road traffic and emissions, to aviation, hazardous releases, wind energy, local climate and urban heat island modelling, the atmospheric boundary layer, model evaluation, and software development for web platforms and smart city applications.

For more information about our research, read our papers and publications, view our presentations, or contact us.

CERC's software user guides contain technical summaries of the scientific aspects of our software. More detailed scientific information is available in Technical Specifications for the ADMS 5, ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport dispersion models and in published papers and reports.

30 Nov 2017Autumn 2017 editions of ADMS Model Newsletters now available

Catch up on ADMS model news in the Autumn 2017 editions of ADMS 5 & ADMS-Screen News and ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads News which are now available. The newsletters are published approximately twice a year and include the latest news about the ADMS models, the annual User Group Meetings, CERC activities, training courses and recently published papers as well as a page of useful modelling tips. Previous editions of the newsletters are available here.


24 Nov 2017High resolution air quality maps of Zagreb

This year, the Croatian environmental consultancy firm EKONERG completed an air quality modelling project for Zagreb City Office in which ADMS-Urban was used to model air pollution levels in Zagreb at street-scale resolution. EKONERG developed a local scale emissions inventory for the project and verified the model predictions at three urban background monitors within the city. The modelled concentrations of NO2 and PM10 were used as input to population exposure calculations.

The background concentration data used in the study were extracted by CERC from the CAMS European-scale air quality ensemble re-analysis product. These data were provided to EKONERG in .bgd file format, for direct inclusion in ADMS-Urban. If you are interested in obtaining European or global modelled background concentration data suitable for use with the ADMS models please contact us.

Follow this link to view the air quality map at higher resolution.

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