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Fundamentals of Air Dispersion Modeling – Online

This intensive 2-day course is an online version of the Fundamentals of Air Dispersion Modeling that is provided each year in various locations around the US. The course is designed for entry level engineers, dispersion modelers, and meteorologists or others wanting to deepen their understanding of air dispersion modeling principles. Concise lectures via GoToWebinar supplemented by multi-media example problem sets, a short hands-on introduction to computer-based modeling software, and group discussions are used to maximize comprehension. Students learn how models incorporate the effects of transport and dispersion, atmospheric turbulence, stack characterization, building downwash, and terrain impacts with emphasis on U.S. EPA models such as AERMOD, AERSCREEN, and a brief introduction to CALPUFF, CAMx, and CMAQ. Participants learn about:

  • Modeling theory, U.S. EPA models, and model selection
  • Role and sources of meteorology
  • Model use and interpretation within regulatory and non-regulatory contexts of application
  • Note: The course fee is per attendee. Recording the training course is strictly prohibited.


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    AERMOD Modeling Computer Lab - Online

    This 2-day course is an online version of the in-person AERMOD Lab that is provided each year in various locations around the US. Our instructor will provide hands-on instruction online using GoToWebinar on the use of AERMOD, the U.S. EPA's preferred computer model recommended for estimation of ambient impacts of air pollutants emitted from industrial sources. This course reviews the scientific theory behind these dispersion models with an emphasis on formulating and conducting an air quality analysis from start to finish utilizing the refined model options of AERMOD, its meteorological processor AERMET, and terrain processor AERMAP. During the course, students will use BREEZE modeling software to analyze case studies and gain practical experience in processing meteorological and geophysical data and source inputs to the models, running and analyzing model output, and post-processing results to visualize and document predicted impacts. Course completion will enable attendees to:

  • Understand the basics of the AERMOD model, input data, and model options
  • Carry out a typical AERMOD modeling analysis
  • Produce and correctly interpret tables, plots, and other output from AERMOD
  • Note: The course fee is per attendee.  Recording the training course is strictly prohibited.

    Receive a 10% discount on your next BREEZE Software product purchase made within 90 days of attending the training course.

    Oct 08 - 09, 2020 -- Online
    Nov 19 - 20, 2020 -- Online