School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Project Title: Coupling Urban and Regional processes: Effects on Air Quality (CureAir)

This is a collaborative project between the Universities of Edinburgh and Leeds, Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) funded by NERC (project abstract).

WP1Create a modelling framework for simulating regional to local air quality
WP2Detailed evaluation from field measurements and 0-D MCM for London
WP3Evaluation of UK-wide decadal coupled model simulations of air quality
WP4Quantifying weather-sensitive chemistry processes during recent heatwaves
WP5Climate change and its impact on future O3 and PM events

Papers to date:

  • Malkin, T.L., Heard, D. E., Hood, C., Stocker, J., Carruthers, D., MacKenzie, I. A., Doherty, R. M., Vieno, M and Whalley, L. K., Assessing chemistry schemes and constraints in air quality models used to predict ozone in London against the detailed Master Chemical Mechanism scheme, Faraday Discussions, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00218D, (abstract)
  • Jackson, M, Hood, C, Johnson, C, Johnson K, Calculation of Urban Morphology Parameterisations for London for use with the ADMS-Urban Dispersion Model, International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS 2016, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp. 1678-1687 (abstract)