DMUG is the one-day conference for users of dispersion models. This unapologetically technical conference is the key biennial event for experts in this field providing a platform for knowledge exchange, debate and discussion on topical issues. 

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Thursday 27th April - Woburn House, London
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Opportunities and uncertainty of EMEP4UK
Massimo Vieno, Senior Air Pollution Modeller, UKCEH

Assessing fire impacts from Battery Energy Storage Systems
Andy Day, Principal Air Quality Consultant, Hoare Lee

Insights into modelling Forest Fires In the UK
Alex Forest, Graduate Air Quality Consultant, Hydrock Consultant

The complexities of modelling PFAS emissions to air and the potential role of CTMs
Adam Clegg, Technical Director, Air Quality Consultants

Uncertainty in rail emissions modelling
Neil Grennan-Heaven, Associate, Aether Limited

Investigating modelled meteorological data for local dispersion modelling
Dr Christina Hood, Principal Scientist, CERC

Modelling caps and cowls for MCP
Tom Lindop, Technical Advisor, Environment Agency

UK Air Pollution Assessment Service (UK APAS)
Alexandra Spence, Air Quality Consultant and Rohan Patel, Senior Consultant, Ricardo, on behalf of JNCC

Setting a joint UK target for air quality and greenhouse gas emissions
Bernard Fisher, Visiting Professor, University of Hertfordshire

Enabling better access to, and use of NERCs 40+ petabytes of environmental data to support improved decision making across the UK
Richard Kingston, Professor of Urban Planning and GISc, University of Manchester

9th December 2013 - St Martins in the Fields, London
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David Hall & Angela Spanton (Envirobods) – Ingress of External Contaminants into Buildings: A Review
Vina Kukadia – Ingress of External Contaminants into Buildings: A new methodology
Sean Beevers (Kings College London) – Developing a hybrid exposure model for London
Irina Nikolova (University of Birmingham) – FASTER (Fundamental Studies of the Sources, Properties and Environmental Behaviour of Exhaust Nanoparticles from Road Vehicles) Modelling ultrafine particle size distributions inside a street canyon
Helen ApSimon (Imperial University) – Findings of the CCC Air quality report
Andrea Fraser (Ricardo –AEA) – AirDART (Air quality Data Analysis & Retrieval Tool) – an internet-based tool for the rapid retrieval of input data from an archive
Hazel Peace (Ricardo-AEA) – Modelling the impact of alternative fuels on PM2.5 concentrations at US airports
Laurence Caird (Air Quality Consultants) – The application of ADMS Airports
David Carruthers (CERC) – New developments in the representation of plume chemistry in dispersion models
Christelle Escoffier (Exponent) – A CALPUFF model overview and some applications

5th December 2012 - St Martins in the Fields, London
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Martin Williams (King’s College London) – Ten years of the IAQM – lessons for air quality professionals

Improving current practice on modelling for local air quality management
Tim Murrells (AEA Technology) – Latest road transport emission factors and fleet data
Richard Bradley (Mouchel) – Issues associated with integrating transport and environmental models
Roger Barrowcliffe (RWDI and Clear Air Thinking) – Limitations of using dispersion models for point sources in the urban environment – comparisons with the wind tunnel model
Helen ApSimon (APRIL) – Air quality implications of a decentralised energy scenario for London

Issues for the future related to the new EU Air Quality Directive – Chaired by Bernard Fisher, Environment Agency
Emily Connolly (AEA Technology/Defra) – FAIRMODE Forum for Air Quality Modelling in Europe – implications for the UK
David Carslaw (King’s College London) – Defra modelling intercomparison exercise
Roy Harrison (University of Birmingham) – Regulatory and air quality management implications of setting particle number standards
Paul Quincey (NPL) – Black carbon and elemental carbon as possible regulated metrics
Gary Fuller (King’s College London) – Seasonal and temporal behaviour of PM from biomass burning

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