2-PART WEBINAR TRAINING: AIR POLLUTION METEOROLOGY & MODELING FOR BEGINNERS

Presented by Anthony J. Sadar, CCM

Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

PART 1 - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020

1:30 – 3:00 PM ET

PART 2 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

1:30 – 3:00 PM ET

 
NOTE: Participants MUST attend BOTH webinars and complete an online pre-test, post-test, and webinar evaluation in order to receive a Certificate of Participation. The links to these will be provided at a later date.

REGISTRATION will be limited to only 50 MARAMA agency staff members at this time.

Please share this webinar information with MARAMA member agency staff!

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 40 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 link provided (below)!

REGISTRATION

Please CLICK HERE to register for BOTH webinars in this series by Friday, January 3, 2020. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that registration will be limited to only 50 MARAMA agency staff members at this time.

Participants MUST attend BOTH webinars and complete an online pre-test, post-test, and webinar evaluation in order to receive a Certificate of Participation. The links to these will be provided at a later date.

 

PART 1 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020

1:30 – 3:00 PM EST

Agenda – Part 1

  • THE ATMOSPHERE
             Constituents
             Structure
             Measurements
  • ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS
             Temporal/spatial scale of events
  • AIR POLLUTION DISPERSION
            Sources - Dispersion - Receptors
  • AIR DISPERSION MODELING
            Observation—Theory—Models
            Receptors = Sources / Dispersion
            Empirical research
            Statistical approach

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PART 2 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

1:30 – 3:00 PM EST

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