Published 26 Oct 2010
Congratulations to Ruth Doherty (Edinburgh PI), Mat Heal (Chemistry), Jamie Pearce, David Stevenson, Massimo Vieno and Elizabeth Richardson who are the Edinburgh component of a recently awarded interdisciplinary grant "Air pollution and weather-related health impacts: methodological study based on spatio-temporally disaggregated multi-pollutants models for present day and future", awarded under the UK cross-council Environmental Exposure and Health Initiative.
The project involves 5 institutions with atmospheric scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, epidemiologists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and St. Georges Hospital, University of London, health geographers and social scientists at Edinburgh and LSHTM and experts in building physics at University College London.
The total award is £1.8M over 4 years. The project will examine the spatial variations in health outcomes related to mixtures of air pollutants and weather in the UK, and the relationship to socio-economic inequalities. The WRF (meteorology) and EMEP (atmospheric chemistry) models will be used to simulate weather and composition at 5km by 5km resolution across the UK. The award provides exciting opportunities for cross-disciplinary research within the Schools of GeoSciences and Chemistry and beyond.
This article was published on Aug 16, 2010