AERMOD FOR NON-MODELERS (a 2-part webinar series)

Presented by Anthony J. Sadar, CCM

Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

PART 1 -  MARCH 31, 2017 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST

PART 2 - APRIL 7, 2017 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST

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This two-part webinar series provides an introduction to the basics of air-pollution meteorology and dispersion modeling using the USEPA reference model, AERMOD.  Students will learn meteorological concepts as well as the mechanics of running AERMOD and the screening model AERSCREEN. A practical example will be included. Each webinar session will last approximately 1.5 hours (please see agendas for both below).

Presenting both webinars will be Tony Sadar from the Allegheny Health Department.  Tony has had 37 years of experience in air-pollution meteorology and science education. He holds a B.S. degree in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. degree in environmental science (air-pollution control) from the University of Cincinnati, and a M.Ed. in science education from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, Tony has been designated a Certified Consulting Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society.

If you are interested in joining us for in this excellent training opportunity, please register using the links provided!

NOTE: You will need to register for BOTH webinars using the unique links provided below.

PART 1 – MARCH 31, 2017 (1:30 – 3:00 PM EST)

REGISTER HERE

AGENDA – PART 1     

  • THE ATMOSPHERE

        Constituents

        Structure

  • ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS

        Temporal/spatial scale of events

  • AIR POLLUTION DISPERSION

        SourcesàDispersionàReceptors

  • AIR DISPERSION MODELING

        Observation—Theory—Models

        Receptors = Sources / Dispersion

        C = Q S / U

        Empirical research

        Statistical approach

PART 2 - APRIL 7, 2017 (1:30 – 3:00 PM EST)

REGISTER HERE

AGENDA – PART 2

  • US EPA GUIDELINES 
                Guideline on Air Quality Models (Revised), Appendix W 
                Other guidance/clarification
  • AERMOD & AERSCREEN 
                Input requirements 
                Output examples 
                Interpretation of results 
                Comparison between AERMOD and AERSCREEN
  • ADDITIONAL MODELS & APPLICATIONS 
                Requirements for regulatory modeling