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Manufacturing areas are lighting up the City
Description
Manufacturing areas in the city of Birmingham, which represent only a small percentage of the city's land area, are contributing significantly to urban lighting, according to research carried out by University of Birmingham environmental scientists published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Monday 6th May 2013).
Date:
14/05/2013
Air Pollution study featured on BBC One's Bang Goes the Theory
Description
Research led by Dr Juana Mari Delgado-Saborit was featured in the BBC programme 'Bang Goes the Theory', in an episode investigating Air Pollution.
Date:
30/04/2013
1.1 million euro grant awarded to ELUTE project to further understanding of brominated persistent organic chemicals
Description
Stuart Harrad has been awarded a grant from the European Commission under its European Industrial Doctorate scheme within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Call. ELUTE's main research goal is to further understanding of the environmental fate and behaviour of brominated persistent organic chemicals and how best we may deploy recent advances in analytical instrumentation to do so.
Date:
11/04/2013
Map of social media-generated snow depth data across Birmingham
Description
With all the snow that fell over the last few months, Catherine Muller teamed up with the online local news provider 'Birmingham Updates' (@BhamUpdates) in order to collect snow depth data within and surrounding Birmingham.
Date:
09/04/2013
Research shows that Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula
Description
New research from the Antarctic Peninsula published in the Journal of Geophysical Research shows that the summer melt season has been getting longer over the last 60 years.
Date:
28/03/2013
NERC CASE studentship award
NERC CASE studentship award
Description
Xiaoming Cai, Lee Chapman and John Thornes have been awarded a NERC CASE Studentship for the project "Quantifying the influence of wind advection on urban heat island for an improvement of a climate change adaptation planning tool".
Date:
18/03/2013
Grant success with the Internet of Things call
Description
Lee Chapman and Catherine Muller have won two 12 month demonstrator grants funded by the Technology Strategy Board under the Internet of Things (IOT) call. IOT literally means 'things' (e.g. sensors and other smart devices) which are connected to the internet.
Date:
12/03/2013
UK and USA collaborate in airborne climate science projects
Description
Birmingham scientists are taking part in the first scientific collaboration of its kind, where British and American scientists are trading skills and expertise and are using an unmanned robotic aircraft to gather high altitude atmospheric data.
Date:
30/01/2013
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