This page contains a list of recent and relevant peer-reviewed papers, conference talks and posters, and reports.



  • Barlow, J. F., Halios, C. H., Lane, S. E., and Wood, C. R. (2014) Observations of urban boundary layer structure during a strong urban heat island event, Environ Fluid Mech, 1-26 Abstract
  • Drew, D. R., Barlow, J. F., and Lane, S. E. (2013) Observations of wind speed profiles over Greater London, UK, using a Doppler lidar. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 121, 98-105 Abstract and pdf
  • Lane, S. E., Barlow, J. F., and Wood, C. R. (2013) An assessment of a three-beam Doppler lidar wind profiling method for use in urban areas, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 119, 53-59 Abstract and pdf
  • Drew, D. R., Barlow, J. F., and Cockerill, T. T. (2013) Estimating the potential yield of small wind turbines in urban areas: A case study for Greater London, UK, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 115, 104-111 Abstract
  • Wood, C. R., Pauscher, L., Ward, H. C., Kotthaus, S., Barlow, J. F., Gouvea, M., Lane, S. E., and Grimmond, C. S. B. (2013) Wind observations above an urban river using a new lidar technique, scintillometry and anemometry, Sci Total Environ, 442, 527-533 Abstract pdf
  • Helfter, C., Famulari, D., Phillips, G.J., Barlow, J.F., Wood, C.R., Grimmond, C.S.B. and Nemitz, E.(2011) Controls of carbon dioxide concentrations and fluxes above central London, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 1913-1928 Abstract and pdf
  • Barlow, J.F., Dunbar, T.M., Nemitz, E.G., Wood, C.R., Gallagher, M.W., Davies, F., O’Connor, E. and Harrison, R.M. (2011) Boundary Layer dynamics over London, UK, as observed using Doppler lidar, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 2111-2125 Abstract, and pdf
  • Wood, C.R., Lacser, A., Barlow J.F., Padhra, A., Belcher, S.E., Nemitz, E., Helfter, C., Famulari, D. and Grimmond, C.S.B. (2010) Turbulent flow at 190 m height above London during 2006-2008: a climatology and the applicability of similarity theory, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 137(1), 77-96 Abstract and pdf
  • Grimmond, C.S.B., Blackett, M., Best, M.J., Barlow, J., Baik, J.J., Belcher, S.E., Bohnenstengel, S.I., Calmet, I., Chen, F., Dandou, A., Fortuniak, K., Gouvea, M.L., Hamdi, R., Hendry, M., Kawai, T., Kawamoto, Y., Kondo, H., Krayenhoff, E.S., Lee, S.H., Loridan, T., Martilli, A., Masson, V., Miao, S., Oleson, K., Pigeon, G., Porson, A., Ryu, Y.H., Salamanca, F., Shashua-Bar, L., Steeneveld, G.J., Tombrou, M., Voogt, J., Young, D., Zhang, N. (2010) The International Urban Energy Balance Models Comparison Project: First Results from Phase 1, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49(6), 1268-1292 Abstract
  • Barlow, J.F., Dobre, A., Smalley, R.J., Arnold, S. J., Tomlin, A.S., and Belcher, S.E.(2009) Referencing of street-level flows: results from the DAPPLE 2004 campaign in London, UK. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 5536-5544 Abstract

Conferences and Workshops Attended

EGU 2014

Date: 28 April – 02 May 2014 – Vienna, AUT

  • Brocklehurst, A. et al.: Evaluation of the source area of rooftop scalar measurements in London,
    UK using wind tunnel and modelling approaches. Abstract and poster
  • Halios, C. et al.: The diurnal cycle of the Urban Convective Boundary Layer over London. Abstract and poster

ISARS 2014

Date: 28 – 31 January 2014 – Auckland, NZ

  • Barlow, J.F. et al.: Doppler lidar observations of urban boundary layer structure and evolution in London. Presentation

Physmod 2013

Date: 16 – 18 September 2013 – Guildford, UK

  • Brocklehurst, A. et al.: Wind Tunnel Measurement of the Source Area of a Rooftop Meteorological Mast in an Urban Area. Extended abstract
  • Nogueira Neto, W. and Barlow, J.F.: The CoBoT Technique for Quantifying Scalar Fluxes From Street Canyons. Extended abstract

13th Annual Meeting of European Meteorological Society (EMS)

Date: 9 – 13 September 2013 – Reading, UK

  • Bradley, S.G. et al.: A novel sodar design for improved wind profile measurement in urban areas. Abstract
  • Drew, D. et al.: Observations of wind speed profiles over Greater London, UK, using a Doppler lidar. Abstract
  • Halios, C. et al.: Turbulence structure of the Urban Boundary Layer over London observed with a Doppler Lidar. Abstract
  • Lane, S.E. et al.: Case study of an urban heat island in London, UK: Comparison between observations and a high resolution numerical weather prediction mode. Abstract and presentation

EACWE conference

Date: 7 – 11 July 2013 – Cambridge, UK

  • Keynote presentation
    • Barlow, J: Boundary Layer Meteorology: The wind that shakes the buildings. Presentation

Arup Doctoral Conference

Date: 6 – 7 December 2012 – London, UK

  • Poster
    • Nogueira Neto, W. et al: Turbulent Heat Transfer from Urban Surfaces. Poster

RMetS Student Showcase

Date: 5 December 2012 – Reading Town Hall, UK

  • Poster
    • Nogueira Neto, W. et al: Turbulent scalar transfer from street canyons. Poster

UK Wind Engineering Society Conference 2012

Date: 10 – 12 September 2012 – Southampton, UK

International Conference for Urban Climate – ICUC8

Date: 6 – 10 August 2012 – Dublin, Ireland

  • Key Note Speaker
  • Abstracts and Presentations
    • Barlow, J. et al: Impact of urban boundary layer processes on sustainable building design. Abstract
    • Brocklehurst, A. et al: The Effect of Urban Micrometeorology on Indoor Living Conditions. Abstract, Presentation, Extended Abstract
    • Drew, D. et al: Profiles of mean wind speeds in strong wind conditions over urban areas. Abstract, Presentation
    • Halios, C. et al: Analyzing the London Urban Heat Island and boundary layer structure. Abstract
    • Lane, S. et al: Evaluating a three‐beam lidar wind profiling method in urban areas. Abstract
    • Nogueira Neto, W. et al: The Study of Turbulent Scalar Transfer from Street Canyons. Abstract

Urban Science Symposium, CSIRO Complex System Science Network

Date: 13 – 15 March, 2012 – CSIRO, Canberra, Australia

  • Barlow, J. et al: Building an urban atmospheric laboratory in London: Lessons learnt from a decade of experiments. Presentation
  • Barlow, J. et al: Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments (TSBE) centre. Presentation

NORDFLUX Network Workshop

Date: 16-17 November 2011 – Roskilde (Risoe), Denmark

  • Wood, C. et al: Flux Observations, 190m, Central London. Presentation

International Workshop on Physical Modelling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena – PHYSMOD 2011 and Joint Japanese-German Symposium on Urban Areas in Climate Change

Date: 22 – 25 August 2011 – Hamburg, Germany

  • Attendees: Janet Barlow and Wagner Nogueira Neto

International Workshop on Urban Weather and Climate, Observation and Modelling

Date: 12 – 15 July 2011 – Beijing, China

  • Barlow, J. et al: Evaluating Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Simulations of Urban Boundary Layer Structure. Presentation
  • Wood, C. et al: Observing London’s Boundary Layer Using Lidar and Scintillometers. Presentation

Royal Meteorological Society Student Conference

Date: 30 June – 2 July, 2011 – University of Exeter, UK

  • Students Abstracts: Aidan Brocklehurst, Sian Lane and Wagner Nogueira Neto – Abstracts Included Here
  • Presentations:
    • Brocklehurst, A. et al: The Impact of Building Design on Urban energy Supply and Demand. Presentation
    • Lane, S. et al: Measuring Winds Over London Using a Doppler Lidar. Presentation
    • Nogueira Neto, W. et al: Street Canyon Ventilation Using Wind Tunnel and Numerical Modelling. Presentation

Royal Meteorological Society Main Conference

Date: 27 – 30 June, 2011 – University of Exeter, UK

  • Barlow, J. et al: Probing the Urban Boundary Layer: The ACTUAL Project. Poster

American Meteorological Society Ninth Symposium on Urban Environment

Date: 2 – 6 August, 2010 – Keystone, CO, US

  • Barlow, J.F., Dunbar,T.M., Wood, C.R., Nemitz, E., Gallagher, M.W. and Harrison, R.M., Doppler lidar observations of urban boundary layer dynamics in London, UK abstract and recorded talk
  • Wood, C.R., Barlow, J.F., Belcher, S.E. and Bohnenstengel, S.I.L.D., Decoupled stable air above London, abstract and recorded talk



  • Barlow, J.F. and O. Coceal (2009) A review of urban roughness sublayer turbulence, Technical report 527, Met Office report, supplementary figures