Some of the wider benefits of DIPLOS include the following.
Collaborations with Model Developers
- Ecole Centrale de Lyon (ECL): DIPLOS has enabled an ongoing collaboration to improve the SIRANE dispersion model, which is used operationally in several European cities.
- UK Met Office: DIPLOS data is being used to evaluate methods to incorporate urban effects into the NAME dispersion model.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): A paper by Denise Hertwig evaluating a number of dispersion models highlighted an issue with the flow solver in the QUIC dispersion model, which is now being improved.
Links with End Users
- Defence Science and Technology Lab (DSTL): DSTL are using wind-tunnel data produced in the DIPLOS project.
- Public Health England (PHE): As a result of a paper by Denise Hertwig, PHE are looking into the possibility of using the SIRANE model in impact assessments.
- Joint DIPLOS Workshop & UFM Kickoff Meeting held at University of Southampton on 30-31 March 2017, with over 70 attendees from UK and Europe.
- M. Lemmer. Investigation of pollutant dispersion in cities for emergency response scenarios. BSc final year dissertation, University of Reading (2017).
- A. Walenkiewicz. Mean flow and unsteady structures and their implication for pollutant transport in cities. Recipient of George Dugdale MSc dissertation prize for Applied Meteorology and Climate with Management, University of Reading (2016).
- T. Smith. Modelling localised releases of air-borne material in urban areas. MSc dissertation, University of Reading (2014).
- F. C. Cezana. LES of pollutant dispersion in arrays of buildings. Visiting student from Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil (2014).
- O. Prior. Lagrangian stochastic simulations of dispersion and Lagrangian coherent structures in urban areas. Research placement student from University of Cambridge, UK (2014).
- D. Hertwig. Responding to the threat of hazardous pollutant releases in cities. UoR Department of Meteorology blog post, July 2017.
- O. Coceal. Predicting the airborne spread of hazardous releases in urban areas. UoR Department of Meteorology blog post, March 2016.