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Urban boundary layers - investigating urban flows from building to city scale

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In recent years, the world’s population became predominantly urban for the first time, and will become increasingly so as climate change takes greater effect. As most people will be exposed to an urban microclimate it becomes more important to understand and accurately model urban fluid dynamics. This has benefits for weather forecasting, air pollution modelling, wind engineering and sustainable building design. This talk presents an overview of the ACTUAL project (Advanced Climate Technology Urban Atmospheric Laboratory), combining observations in London, windtunnel experiments and numerical modelling simulations. The aim was to explore the fluid dynamics of urban boundary layers as a function of scale from building (10m) to city (10km) scale, focusing on problems relevant to pollution dispersion and wind engineering.

This talk is part of the Centre for Atmospheric Science seminars, Chemistry Dept. series.

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