Events


Please Note: ADMLC events, presentations and forums prior to 1 April 2014 have been archived. Links are provided below to the archived papers stored on The National Archives website.

Radiation Protection Week 2016 session entitled, “Presenting uncertain information in radiation emergencies”

RPW 2016 was a week long conference that brought together complementary strands of radiation protection research. Details of the meeting and presentations can be found at https://www.phe-protectionservices.org.uk/rpw/. The session covering the presentation of uncertain information in radiation emergencies drew on work previously funded by ADMLC (link). Presentations from this session are available here:

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Atmospheric Dispersion Forum: The ingress of pollutants into buildings (& the effectiveness of sheltering)

PHE – CRCE, 17 September 2013

On Tuesday 17th September the ADMLC held a forum on the ingress of pollutants into buildings and the effectiveness of sheltering at the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, Oxfordshire. In the broadest sense the objective of the day was to bring together members of the Committee (who represent both industrial and regulatory organisations) and the dispersion modelling community to disseminate ideas and exchange views on the topic of building ingress and sheltering effectiveness. However the aim was more specifically to highlight aspects for improvement in the modelling of the ingress of pollutants into buildings and furthermore, provide possible solutions.

ADMLC Meeting

PHE – CRCE, 4 June 2013

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 19 February 2013

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 28 May 2012

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 27 September 2011

Atmospheric Dispersion Forum: Source Term Estimation and Event Reconstruction

HPA – CRCE, 5 May 2011

On Thursday 5th May the ADMLC held a forum on Source Term Estimation and Event Reconstruction at the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, Oxfordshire. The objective of the day was to bring together members of the Committee (who represent both industrial and regulatory organisations) and the dispersion modelling community to disseminate ideas and exchange views on the topic of inverse modelling. Particular emphasis was placed on the practical application of inverse modelling techniques.

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 4 May 2011

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 9 February 2011

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 28 September 2010

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 09 February 2010

Atmospheric Dispersion Forum

HPA – CRCE, 28 September 2009

On Monday 28th September the ADMLC held a forum on atmospheric dispersion modelling at the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, Oxfordshire. The objective of the day was to bring together members of the Committee (who represent both industrial and regulatory organisations) and representatives of UK academia to disseminate ideas and exchange views. Particular emphasis was placed on the identification of gaps in knowledge and understanding in the field of atmospheric dispersion and where future effort should be focussed.

The following papers were presented.

Richard Hill, Westlakes Scientific Consulting: Uncertainty modelling in dispersion assessments

Alison Tomlin, The University of Leeds: The use of sensitivity analysis in the evaluation of dispersion models

Zheng-Tong Xie, The University of Southampton: Modelling dispersion in full scale urban environments

Stephen Belcher, The University of Reading: Mechanisms of dispersion in urban areas revealed by the DAPPLE experiments

Joe Egan, HPA: Estimating the location and spatial extent of a covert anthrax release

Nils Mole, The University of Sheffield: Modelling large concentrations of dispersing hazardous gases

Tim Fletcher, The University of Glasgow: Interaction of an Eulerian flue gas plume with wind turbines – a computational study

Roger Timmis, ADMLC (& The University of Lancaster): The AirTrack Project: Tracking the performance of air pollution sources from ambient data

Alan Robins, The University of Surrey: General overview of the future for dispersion modelling

ADMLC Meeting

HPA – CRCE, 28 April 2009

Workshop on Reliability of Atmospheric Dispersion Models

NRPB, 22-23 October 2001

The ADMLC organised a meeting on the reliability of atmospheric dispersion models with particular emphasis on the aspects related to the licensing process for nuclear installations in the UK. The meeting was intended to address two questions:

  • what do regulators want from atmospheric dispersion models?
  • how reliable are models for those needs?

The following papers were presented.

What do regulators want from models?

How reliable are dispersion models for those needs?