Dispersion of Air Pollution & Penetration into the Local Environment

Publications and Presentations

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Publications 2008

Martin, D, Price, CS, White, IR, Nickless, G, Dobre, A and, Shallcross, DE, 2008. A study of pollutant concentration variability in an urban street under low wind speeds. Atmos. Science Letters, 9, 147-152

Robins, A, 2008. DAPPLE (dispersion of air pollution and its penetration into the local environment) experiments and modelling. HPA Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report, Sept 2008, 13, 24-28

A. Patra, R. Colvile, A. Arnold, E. Bowen, D. Shallcross, D. Martin, C. Price, J. Tate, H. ApSimon, A. Robins, A, 2008. On street observations of particulate matter movement and dispersion due to traffic on an urban road. Atmospheric Environment 42 (2008) 3911-3926

Publications 2007

H. Cheng, P. Hayden, A.G. Robins, I.P. Castro, 2007. Flow over cube arrays of different packing densities. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 95 (2007) 715-740

S. Kaur, M.J. Nieuwenhuijsen, R.N. Colvile 2007. Fine particulate matter and carbon monoxide exposure concentrations in urban street transport microenvironments. Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 44781-4810

Publications 2006

S. Kaur, R.D.R. Clark, P.T. Walsh, S.J. Arnold, R.N. Colvile, M.J. Nieuwenhuijsen, 2006. Exposure visualisation of ultrafine particle counts in a transport microenvironment. Atmospheric Environment 40 (2006) 386-398

Publications 2005

S. Kaur, M. Nieuwenhuijsen, R. Colvile, 2005. Personal exposure of street canyon intersection users to PM2.5, ultrafine particle counts and carbon monoxide in Central London, UK. Atmospheric Environment 39 (2005) 3629-3641

S. Kaur, M. Nieuwenhuijsen, R. Colvile, 2005. Pedestrian exposure to air pollution along a major road in Central London, UK. Atmospheric Environment 39 (2005) 7307-7320

Belcher S.E. 2005 Mixing and transport in urban areas. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 363 2947-2968

A. Dobre, S.J. Arnold, R.J. Smalley, J.W.D. Boddy, J.F. Barlow, A.S. Tomlin, S.E. Belcher, 2005. Flow field measurements in the proximity of an urban intersection in London, UK. Atmospheric Environment 39 (2005) 4647-4657

Namdeo, A.K. Bell, M.C. 2005. Characteristics and health implications of fine and coarse particulates at roadside, urban background and rural sites in UK, Environment International. Vol 34, pp.565-573, 2005.

Publications 2004

S.Arnold, H.ApSimon, J.Barlow, S.Belcher, M.Bell, D.Boddy, R.Britter, H.Cheng, R.Clark, R.Colvile, S.Dimitroulopoulou, A.Dobre, B.Greally, S.Kaur, A.Knights, T.Lawton, A.Makepeace, D.Martin, M.Neophytou, S. Neville, M.Nieuwenhuijsen, G.Nickless, C.Price, A.Robins, D.Shallcross, P.Simmonds, R.Smalley, J.Tate, A.Tomlin, H.Wang, P.Walsh, 2004. Dispersion of Air Pollution & Penetration into the Local Environment - DAPPLE. Science of the Total Environment, 332, 139-153.

R. N. Colvile; S. Kaur; R. Britter; A. Robins; M C Bell; D. Shallcross; SE Belcher, 2004. Sustainable development of urban transport systems and human exposure to air pollution. Science of the Total Environment, 334-335, pp 481-487

S. Arnold, H. ApSimon, J. Barlow, S. Belcher, M. Bell, R. Britter, H. Cheng, R. Colvile, A. Dobre, S. Kaur, D. Martin, M. Neophytou, G. Nickless, C. Price, A. Robins, D. Shallcross, R. Smalley, J. Tate, A. Tomlin, 2004. DAPPLE - Dispersion of air pollutants and their penetration into the environment. International Association for Urban Climate Newsletter, Issue No. 7, October, 2004

Publications 2003

Robins, AG, 2003. Wind tunnel dispersion modelling - some recent and not so recent achievements. J Wind Eng, 91, 1777-1790



Conference and Workshop Presentations


2009

NCAS Urban Meteorology Workshop, 30-31 March 2009, University of Reading, UK

  1. Balogun, A, et al. 2009. Flow variability in the vicinity of a busy intersection in Central London,
  2. Robins, A, et al. 2009. Short range dispersion in urban areas,
  3. Belcher, S, et al, 2009. A network approach to modelling of dispersion in urban areas.

Session 15 of the 8th Symposium on the Urban Environment at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (Phoenix, AZ), Dispersion and Air Quality in Cities - DAPPLE Experiment.

  1. Robins, A, Hayden P and Barlow, J. Wind tunnel experiments in support of the DAPPLE project,
  2. Barlow, J, Dobre, A, Smalley, R, Arnold, S, Tomlin A and Belcher, S. Wind field observations during the DAPPLE 2004 campaign in London, UK,
  3. Balogun, A, Tomlin, A, Wood, CR, Barlow, J, Belcher, S, Smalley, R, Lingard, J, Arnold, S, Dobre, A, Robins, A and Martin, D. Measurements of flow and turbulence within and above an urban intersection in central London (DAPPLE 2007 campaign),
  4. Martin, D, Wood, CR, Martin, D, Arnold, A, Balogun, A, Barlow, J, Belcher, SE, Britter, R, Robins, A, Peterson, F, Tate, J and Tomlin, A. An overview of of methods of full-scale urban dispersion experiments during DAPPLE,
  5. Tate, J, Wood, CR, Arnold, A, Balogun, A, Barlow, J, Belcher, SE, Britter, R, A Lingard, JJN, Oates, C, Robins, A, Shallcross, DE and Tomlin, A. Line source tracer release experiments in central London (DAPPLE project), presented by Curtis Woods
  6. Neophytou, M K-A, Panayiotou, Y, Hamlyn, D and Britter, R. A numerical study of the flow and exchange processes within a complex urban geometry: the DAPPLE case study,
  7. Belcher, SE, Arnold, A, Balogun, A, Barlow, J, Belcher, SE, Britter, R, Cheng, H, Dobre, A, Lingard, JJN, Martin, D, Neophytou, MK, Petersson, F, Robins, A, Shallcross, DE, Smalley, R, Tate, J, Tomlin, A, White, IR and Wood, CR. Pathways for dispersion in urban areas revealed by the DAPPLE experiments,
  8. Kumar, P, Robins, A and Britter, R. Fast response measurements for the dispersion of nano-particles in vehicle wake and street canyon.

2008

Proceedings of the Wind Engineering Society Conference, WES-08, University of Surrey, 14-16th July, 2008

  1. Robins, A. The DAPPLE project: a multi-disciplinary study of air pollution in central London
  2. Wood, C, Barlow, J, Belcher, S & Robins, A. Turbulence and dispersion in central London: DAPPLE project 2007

A. Balogun, A. Tomlin, C. Wood, J. Barlow, S. Belcher, R. Smalley, J. Lingard, S. Arnold, A. Dobre, A. Robins, 2008. Turbulence measurements within and above an urban intersection in Central London. European Geosciences Union, Gernal Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria, 13-18 April, 2008.

2007

Robins, A, 2007. The DAPPLE Project: an example of a multi-disciplinary study of air pollution in central London. GEAM Workshop on Air Pollution in Urban Areas, Politecnnico di Torino, Turin, 7th November, 2007

Proc Physmod 2007, Orleans, 29-31 August

  1. Hayden, P, Mapurisa, T & Robins A. Spanwise variation of drag on roughness elements
  2. Pasheke, F, Barlow, JE & Robins, A. Dispersion from an area source in urban-like roughness

H Cheng and AG Robins, 2007. Wind Tunnel Simulation Of Flow And Dispersion In Urban Area. Proc. 11th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes Queens' College, Cambridge, 2-5 July 2007

Robins, A, 2007. DAPPLE 2002 - 2009. Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee Meeting, Harwell, 24th April, 2007.

Robins, A, 2007. Combining Laboratory and Theoretical Modelling to Aid Siting and Understand Results. Royal Met Soc, University of Birmingham, March 19th, 2007

Robins, A, 2007. DAPPLE 2002 - 2009. ICE Wind Engineering Society Meeting, Inst. Civil Eng., London, 7th February, 2007.

2006

DAPPLE Conference: AIR POLLUTION RESEARCH IN LONDON, King's College London, 16TH MAY, 2006

  1. Sam Arnold, Approach, methodology and site description.
  2. Alison Tomlin, James Tate, Margaret Bell, Air quality measurements, their spatial and temporal variability and their relation to data from Marylebone Road long-term monitoring sites.
  3. Janet Barlow, Steven Belcher, Flow and turbulence measurements in the field and assessment of the dispersion capability of the urban infrastructure.
  4. Margaret Bell, James Tate, Vehicle movement field observations and micro-simulation to derive a higher resolution local emissions inventory.
  5. Surbjit Kaur, Roy Colvile, Rex Britter, Assessment of human exposure and future requirements of operational modelling.
  6. Dudley Shallcross, Rex Britter, Tracer dispersion measurements in the field and their use to identify and characterise exposure pathways.
  7. Alan Robins, Hong Cheng, Flow turbulence and tracer dispersion measurements in the lab and their use to characterise dispersion characteristics and exposure pathways.
  8. Roy Colvile, Elsa Aristodemou, Hongbin Wang, Rex Britter, Pollutant mapping and CFD modelling to rank sources of spatial and temporal variability in air quality.
  9. Roy Colvile, Alan Robins, Janet Barlow, Assessment of the representativeness of the DAPPLE case study periods.

London Councils - Air Pollution Research in London Workshop, ALG, Southwark Street, 13th March 2006, www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/doc.asp?doc=19019&cat=1027

  1. Colvile, R, 2006. On-street personal exposure to traffic pollutants - the DAPPLE project.
  2. Robins, A, 2006. DAPPLE, experiments and modelling.
  3. Bell, M, 2006. DAPPLE: Traffic Flows from SCOOT.

Alan Robins, 2006. The Dapple project - wind and turbulence measurements in central London. Royal Meteorological Society Meeting, Regents Park Conference Centre, February 15th 2006

Sandro Baldi, Matteo Carpentieri, Alan Robins, 2006. Mass Flux Balance at an Urban Intersection. Proc. 28th NATO/CCMS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application, Leipzig, May 15 - 19, 2006

David Grawe (University of Birmingham) and Sandro Baldi, 2006. Comparison of Results of an Obstacle Resolving Numerical Model with Wind Tunnel Data for an Urban Area in London, UK.

2005

PHYSMOD 2005, 24th - 26th August 2005, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

  1. Keynote Lecture: Some key contributions from wind tunnels in dispersion research, Alan Robins
  2. Simulating tracer release in wind tunnel, H Cheng, A Robins
  3. Wind tunnel investigation of pollutant dispersion in urban area, A Robins, H Cheng
  4. Flow at an urban intersection, A Robins

1st UWERN meeting in Applied Urban Climatology, July 7th - 8th, Cambridge

  1. Alan Robins, Wind tunnel and field work for London - current activities, future prospects
  2. Stephen Belcher, Urban meteorology
  3. Alison Tomlin, The impact of meteorology and traffic on urban air pollution
  4. Rex Britter, Research in US and UK on security issues in an urban context

LONDON'S AIR: Planning for a Better Future, June 20th, 2005, Greater London Authority, City Hall, London
The Marylebone Road Experiments; EPSRC-DAPPLE Project:

  1. DAPPLE experiments & modelling, Alan Robins
  2. Causes of exposure to high levels of vehicle emissions, Dr Roy Colvile
  3. Tracer dispersion and emergency response, Alan Robins

5th International Conference on Urban Air Quality, March 29th - 31st, Valencia, 2005

  1. Patra, A, Bowen, E, Colvile, R, Arnold, S, Martin, D, Price, C, Shallcross, D, Tate, J, Dobre, A, Robins, A, 2005. Movement and dispersion of particulate amtter due to traffic on road surfaces
  2. Kaur, S, Clark, R, Walsh, P, Arnold, S, Colvile, R, Nieuwenhuijsen, M, 2005. Assessment and communicaiton of persoal exposure to environmental air sing video and real-time monitors
  3. Aristodemou, E, Bentham, T, Pain, C, Colvile, R, Wang, H, Robins, A, 2005. Comparison of adatpive-mesh large eddy simulations with wind tunnel data for an isolated street intersection
  4. Neophytou, M, Britter, R, Martin, D, Price, C, Nickless, G, Shallcross, D, 2005. Results from a tracer release experiment in London (UK) and comparisons with predictions from urban dispersion mmodels
  5. Colvile, R, 2005. DAPPLE project update 2005: integration of methods to understand pollutant effects pathways in the urban environment
  6. Tomlin, A, Smalley, R, Redmore, J, Tate, J, Bell, M, Arnold, S, Dovre, A, Barlow, J, Belcher, S, 2005. The influence of air flow regimes on the concentartion of a traffic related pollutnat in the vicinity of a complex urban junction
  7. Robins, A, 2005. DAPPLE

2004

Kaur, S et al., 2004. Exposure of road users to air pollution at a street canyon intersection. 8th Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research, 29-30 March, 2004, Leicester, UK.

Kaur, S et al, 2004. Exposure of children to ultrafine particles around an urban intersection. 3rd International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment, 31 March, 1-2 April, 2004, London, UK.

9th Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes. 1-4 June, 2004, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  1. Wang, H, Colvile, RN, Pain, CC, DeOlivera, CRE, Aristodemou, E, 2004. Airflows in the vicinity of the intersection
  2. Robins, AG, 2004. DAPPLE, initial field and wind tunnel results.

Samantha Arnold & Surbjit Kaur, 2004. The DAPPLE Project . Air quality in Westminster and the Marylebone area, Westminster Council House, 4th October 2004

Rex Britter and Alan Robins, 2004. Some recent UK experiments and modelling. Urban Dispersion Model Working Group (UDMWG), Edison House, London, 27-28 September 2004.

13th World Clean Air and Environmental Protection Congress, August 22-27, 2004, London, UK

  1. R.N. Colvile, S. Kaur, S. Belcher, M. Bell, R. Britter, M. Nieuwenhuijsen, A. Robins, A. Tomlin, D. Shallcross, 2004
  2. Personal Exposure To Air Pollution At A Street Canyon Intersection: Implications For Air Quality Management In The Context Of Sustainable Development
  3. S.J Arnold, J. Barlow, S. Belcher, M. Bell, R. Britter, H. Cheng, R. Colvile, A. Dobre, S. Kaur 1, D. Martin, M. Neophytou, G. Nickless, C. Price, A. Robins, D. Shallcross, R. Smalley, J. Tate, A. Tomlin, 2004. Experiments In London - Dapple - Dispersion Of Air Pollution And Its Penetration Into The Local Environment
  4. D. Shallcross, 2004, Tracer Releases In London: Present Activities And Future Prospects
  5. R. Britter, A. Robins, 2004. Experiment And Modelling

2003

H. Cheng and A. Robins, 2003. WIND TUNNEL SIMULATION OF FIELD TRACER RELEASE IN LONDON. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, July 28-31, Dalian, China, 2003 Tsinghua University Press & Springer-Verlag

T Bentham, R N Colvile, C C Pain, A Robins, , 2003. The development of a scale-adaptive reactive pollutant dispersion model. 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality, 25-27 March, 2003, Prague.

7th Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research, 1-2 April, 2003, Leicester, UK.

DAPPLE consortium, 2003. DAPPLE, dispersion of air pollutants and their penetration into the local environmen. Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2003, 5 September, 2003, London, UK. Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2003.

DAPPLE consortium, 2003. Dispersion of air pollutants and their penetration into the local environment. Royal Meteorological Society, 1-5 September, 2003, Norwich, UK.

International Society of Exposure Analysis, 21-25 September, 2003, Stresa, Italy.

  1. Kaur, S et al. Exposure of road users to air pollution at a street canyon intersection.
  2. Kaur, S et al. Modelling the relationship between urban form and variability in exposure to vehicle emissions.

Samantha Arnold & Surbjit Kaur , 2003. The DAPPLE Project . Air quality in Westminster and the Marylebone area, Westminster Council House, 1st October 2003

2002

H. Cheng and A. Robins, 2002. WIND TUNNEL SIMULATION OF FIELD TRACER RELEASE IN LONDON. The Seventh International Highway & Urban Pollution Symposium, 20-23 May, 2002, Barcelona, Spain.

Kaur, S et al, 2002. Exposure to air pollution in the transport microenvironment: how important is short-term exposure to high concentrations, and what are the determinants of this exposure? International Society of Exposure Analysis, August, 2002, Vancouver, Canada.

Robins, AG, Belcher, A, Bell, M, Britter RE, Colvile, R, Shallcross, D, 2002. DAPPLE - Dispersion of Air Pollutants and their Penetration into the Local Environment. Proc. 5th UK Conference on Wind Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, 4 - 6 September, 2002

Britter, RE & Robins, AG, 2002 DAPPLE, Dispersion of Air Pollution & Penetration into the Local Environment. UWERN Conference 2002, 9-11 September, 2002, Essex, UK.

LEAF, London's Environment and Future, University of London, Senate House, 17 - 18 Sept 2002

  1. Alan Robins, Stephen Belcher, Margaret Bell, Rex Britter, Roy Colvile, Dudley Shallcross, 2002. DAPPLE - Dispersion of Air Pollutants and their Penetration into the Local Environment.
  2. Bentham, T, Colvile, R, Pain, C and Robins, AG, 2002. Pollution Variability at an Urban Junction.

Kaur, S, et al, 2002. Exposure to air pollution in the transport microenvironment: how important is short-term exposure to high concentrations, and what are the determinants of this exposure? AIRNET Conference, 11-12 December, 2002, London, UK.

2001

Robins, AG, 2001. Dispersion of air pollution and penetration into the local environment (DAPPLE). APRIL Meeting, Assoc. of London Government, 8 November, 2001