DAPPLE is the generic name for a number of large meteorology and dispersion studies conducted by UK Universities.
MAGIC Project Coordinator (part-time)- University of Cambridge
Testing started this week in the wind tunnel at the University of Surrey. Our Researchers at Surrey have constructed a replica of the buildings within 200m of our test site building at Elephant and Castle.
The aim of this experiment is to carry out a number of tests to examine wind flow (and thus pollution dispersion) in this area of London. We will validate the results from the wind tunnel with actual results from the sensors that will be placed around Elephant and Castle during summer 2017.
We feel it is important to communicate all of our work and therefore produce a quaterly Circular summarising our achievements so far. The latest editions of the Circular can be downloaded from here:
The Wind Tunnel at Surrey (A. Robins et al, 2017)
A collaboration between UK and Chinese Universities examining low carbon, climate responsive, heating and cooling of cities.
Congratulations to Post-Doctorate Researcher Megan Davies Wykes for winning the first UKFN photo competition.
Megan's photo, entitled '(accidental) double diffusive instability', shows how the heat from lamps above her experiment was absorbed by dyed, salty fluid, heating it up and making it less dense. This caused the warm fluid to rise, but the heat to diffuse away, leaving a dense, salty fluid in narrow vertical plumes.
(Accidental) double diffusive instability (Megan Davies Wykes, 2017)