The Micro-Climate of Heathrow Airport

Date: Saturday 21 April 2018

Time: 10:30 - 16:30


Compass Centre
Kew Gardens Conference Room
Heathrow Airport
Nelson Road
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 2GW


Heathrow Airport was established during the second world war so meteorological observations have been made there for over seventy years. During that time there has of course been climate change on the global scale and at smaller scales. For example, it is almost certain that the frequency of fog at Heathrow has been reduced as a result of replacing the sewage works at the western end of the airport by terminal five during the 2000s.

The meeting will focus on the recent climate and there will be some emphasis on the meteorological parameters of most significance to aviation. Topics to be covered include temperature, wintry precipitation, wind, fog and sound propagation. A trip to the meteorological instrument enclosure is also planned.

This meeting is supported by EPG (Environmental Physics Group, part of IoP).

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.  Non members are welcome.