Work


New Work

The Committee has identified a number of topics where it sees significant value in further work and hopes to fund new work on these topics in the future. These topics include:

  • Application of models to the design of monitoring networks
  • A review of model evaluation procedures
  • Importance of spatial resolution of NWP data in dispersion modelling for regulation
  • Deposition modelling (a review of dry/wet deposition modelling of gases and particulates)
  • Modelling of sources in an emergency (when there is limited information available)
  • Fire source terms and plume rise (including landfill, chemical and nuclear fires)
  • Understanding the impact of meteorological uncertainties

Of particular interest are the first two items for which additional details are available through the links provided. Anyone interested in these topics, either in terms of co-funding or tendering, should contact the ADMLC admlc@phe.gov.uk. A formal tendering process, following the steps outlined below, is expected to begin in 2021.

The latter four bullet points were identified as a result of an expert elicitation exercise, whereby ADMLC members identified a list of primary areas of interest and gaps in the field of atmospheric dispersion modelling. The findings of this exercise were presented at the 2019 “Harmo” Conference (https://harmo19.vito.be/). The presentation and paper are linked here.

Please keep an eye on this page for updates to the ADMLC work programme.

The Committee is also interested in suggestions for new work from non ADMLC members who can contact ADMLC using the email address admlc@phe.gov.uk

How ADMLC Contracts Out Work

A description of the work to be carried out is submitted to the ADMLC website. All interested parties should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to admlc@phe.gov.uk. All submitted EOI’s should be brief, no more than two pages of A4, give an outline of the work to be carried out, timescales for delivery and give an estimate of the cost involved. ADMLC will then review each EOI and select those it wishes to take forward. There will then follow a period when the EOI is iterated between the contractor and ADMLC to produce a more detailed description of the project requirements.

Further information can be obtained from ADMLC by emailing: admlc@phe.gov.uk.