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AERMOD for Non-Modelers 2 part series – Webinar Overview: 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.

Agenda – Part 1 – March 31, 2017   Agenda – Part 2 – April 7, 2017
– THE ATMOSPHERE
   Constituents
   Structure
– ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS
   Temporal/spatial scale of events
– AIR POLLUTION DISPERSION
   Sources Dispersion Receptors
– AIR DISPERSION MODELING
   Observation—Theory—Models
   Receptors = Sources / Dispersion
   C = Q S / U
   Empirical research
   Statistical approach
  – US EPA GUIDELINES
   Guideline on Air Quality Models (Revised), Appendix W
   Other guidance/clarification
– AERMOD and AERSCREEN
   Input requirements
   Output examples
   Interpretation of results
   Comparison between AERMOD and AERSCREEN
– ADDITIONAL MODELS & APPLICATIONS
   Requirements for regulatory modeling

Presented by: Anthony J. Sadar, CCM/Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program