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3 Feb 20162016 ADMS User Group Meeting dates are 9th and 10th November

The 2016 User Group Meetings will be held in London on 9th and 10th November.

  • ADMS 5 User Group Meeting: 9th November
  • ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads User Group Meeting: 10th 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. More details will be published later in the year; registration will open online in the Autumn.

28 Jan 2016Exciting changes to the airTEXT website

Some great features have been added to the airTEXT website:

  • The 'Air Quality Maps' page now shows air quality forecast maps created by ADMS-Urban at 7m resolution across London for all 3 days of the forecast, on a familiar Google Maps background with optional local authority boundaries
  • The new 'Air Quality Alerts' page summarises the airTEXT air quality alert status across London up to 3 days ahead, showing regions and local authorities that have an alert in place
  • In the main header, there is now a colour-coded banner that gives an at-a-glance summary of the air quality alert status
  • The 'Local Bulletins' page shows air quality, UV, pollen, and temperature forecasts for each local authority and region
  • We've given the 'About' pages a revamp, explaining what airTEXT is and how the forecasts are generated, and providing comparisons of recent forecasts with observed pollution levels to assess the accuracy of the forecasts

We hope visitors to the website will agree that it's a significant step forward for the airTEXT website. Let us know what you think by emailing us at forecast@cerc.co.uk.

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13 Jan 2016Keynote speech delivered at Riga Odour Workshop

In November, CERC, along with our partner SIA Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Environment (ELLE), took part in the workshop 'Odour measurement, control, reduction measures and monitoring in the Baltic countries' in Riga, Latvia. The workshop was organised by The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia in cooperation with the Latvian Association for Environmental Management and the State Environmental Service.

Attendees included representatives from governments, regulatory authorities, industry and consultancies. The workshop included a keynote speech by Catheryn Price of CERC on different approaches to odour regulations in Europe and associated assessment methods. CERC's presentation is available to download here.

18 Dec 2015ADMS-Urban 4, ADMS-Roads 4 & ADMS-Airport 4 released

The latest editions of the world-leading ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads & ADMS-Airport are now available.

ADMS-Urban is the comprehensive system for modelling air quality in large urban areas, cities and towns. ADMS-Roads is designed for investigating air pollution problems due to networks of roads that may be in combination with industrial sites, for instance small towns or rural road networks. ADMS-Airport is designed for the management of air quality of airport sites, including allowance for all relevant emission sources at airports and algorithms designed specifically to model dispersion from aircraft engines.

This release contains a number of new features and model options, notably:

  • Advanced street canyon model option
  • Tunnels model option
  • New import/export feature, compatible with ADMS and EMIT
  • New tools to manipulate source groups
  • Significant new features for the ADMS Mapper

See the What's New document for comprehensive coverage of all changes and new features. Users of these models with current support will shortly receive the new version free of charge. Further information and prices can be found on our website.

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7 Dec 2015Dispersion modelling for the Industrial Revolution

Dr Stephan Heblich and Dr Yanos Zylberberg, economics researchers at the University of Bristol, are investigating the impact of industrial pollution during the Industrial Revolution on the social structures of English cities.

To inform the research, CERC has run ADMS 5, using statistical meteorological data, to allow Dr Heblich and Dr Zylberberg to generate pollution footprints for over 50 English towns and cities at the peak of the Industrial Revolution. The results of the research are expected to be published next year.


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