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Professor Douglas Parker explains how adventurous, sky-high research in meteorology often starts with the study of maths and physics. Heading intentionally into a storm, on an aircraft with 15 other scientists, it’s strange to think that mathematics is the reason you’re there. But if you study meteorology — the science of...

Photograph of Tien and his supervisor – Prof Andrew Bayly standing in front of his poster at the International Congress on Particle Technology in Germany 2019. Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the researchers from the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics This month: Dr. Tien V Nguyen Thesis...

Our Deputy Director Prof. Cath Noakes and colleagues have done some great work on the influence of masks on transmission risks in ambulances. First responders may have high SARS-CoV-2 infection risks due to working with potentially infected patients in enclosed spaces. The study objective was to estimate infection risks per...

“It’s no good just having a recirculating air-conditioning unit…What we need to do is let fresh air in from outside.” LIFD Deputy Director Cath Noakes argues for a ventilation revolution, to fight this pandemic and the next, on “Babbage” https://lnkd.in/eu2gXwD  – Runtime: 29min

Professor Noakes stands by the side of the ducting in a ventilation system of a large building. The image must be credited: Jude Palmer/Royal Academy of Engineering   Ventilation in buildings: where water sanitation was in the 1800s Greater understanding of the role of aerosols in spreading diseases. Control of...

Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics Deputy Director, Chris Davies, reports on the outcomes of his successful LIFD seedcorn funding award. These internal funding awards are intended to fund small pilot projects or networking activities that will develop new interdisciplinary collaborations and will lead to a more substantial research activity such...

Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to power the whole of the United States, according to research published by Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics members Dr Sam Pegler and Dr David Ferguson. Eruptions from deep-sea volcanoes were...

Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of an early-warning system being piloted with the aim of giving health agencies more time to activate emergency response plans. The approach – pioneered by ACMAD, the African Centre of Meteorological Applications...

If you could take a year’s worth of rain gauge readings from a city in Ghana, and transform the information into a musical track, what would it sound like? What would the tune sound like if the data were to show the rainfall that the same city might expect a...

Dr Philip Livermore: 2020 Price Medal for Geophysics Dr Philip Livermore, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds and LIFD member, receives the Price medal for recognition of the impact of his work on the flows in Earth’s liquid core, in particular the identification in the secular variation of the...