Reading, January 6-7, 2020

General Information

The 6th meeting will take place at the University of Reading on January 6-7, 2020. Below you will find the preliminary Programme. Here is the registration link.

Tall buildings in the City of London. Image courtesy of Janet Barlow.

Joint Meeting of the Urban Fluid Mechanics Special Interest Group and the Urban Working Group

“Weather and climate change at urban scales”

6-7 January 2020, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology

Monday 6th January [talks in GU01, refreshments in 1L61]

(NB draft talk titles, to be confirmed)

10.30 – 10.55 Registration and coffee (1L61)

10.55 – 11.00 Welcome [Janet Barlow] GU01

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote 1: Claire Heaviside (University of Oxford) Urban heatwaves

12.00 – 12.40 Invited talks [15 + 5 minutes]

Matt Hort (Met Office) Urban Air Quality and overview of SPF Clean Air Programme

Vincent Luo (University of Reading) Thermally driven urban flows

12.40 – 14.00 Lunch (1L61)

14.00 – 15.00 Invited talks [15 + 5 minutes], GU01

Jake Hacker (Arup) Wind and buoyancy driven infiltration in doorways

Natalie Theeuwes (Uni of Reading) Urban convection

Maarten van Reeuwijk (Imperial College) Modelling urban microclimates

15.00 – 15.45 Three-minute presentations

15.45 – 16.30 Coffee + posters (1L61)

16.30 – 17:30 Group discussion on “Challenges of dealing with weather and climate change at urban scales”

17.30 – 18.30 Reception (1L61) – [Joint Committee Meeting]

18.30 – Dinner (Meadow Suite)


Tuesday 7th January [talks in GU01, refreshments in 1L61]

10.00 – 11:00 Keynote 2: Bjorn Maronga (University of Hannover) – Urban modelling with PALM-4U

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

11.30 – 12.30 Activity TBC – Air Quality Network

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.20 Invited talks [15 + 5 minutes], GU01

Stefano Camelli (WSP) Stack effect in high rise buildings in extreme climate conditions

Steve Herring (DSTL) Modelling city scales

Maggie Hendry (Met Office) Urban Numerical Weather Prediction

Claire Holman (IAQM) Urban air quality – science and policy

15.20 – 16.00 Network news: proposal updates; data portal; future of the network; final comments

Close with coffee