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CALPUFF Modeling System
Entry ID: CALPUFF
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Summary
Abstract: CALPUFF is an advanced non-steady-state meteorological and air quality modeling
system developed and distributed by Earth Tech, Inc. The model has been adopted
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) in its Guideline on Air
Quality Models as the preferred model for assessing long range transport of
pollutants and their impacts on Federal Class I areas and on a case-by-case
basis for certain near-field applications involving complex meteorological
conditions. The modeling system consists of three main components and a set
of preprocessing and postprocessing programs. The main components of the
modeling system are CALMET (a diagnostic 3-dimensional meteorological model),
CALPUFF (an air quality dispersion model), and CALPOST (a postprocessing
package). Each of these programs has a graphical user interface (GUI). In
addition to these components, there are numerous other processors that may be
used to prepare geophysical (land use and terrain) data in many standard
formats, meteorological data (surface, upper air, precipitation, and buoy
data), and interfaces to other models such as the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale
Model (MM5), the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Eta model
and the RAMS meteorological model.

http://www.src.com/calpuff/calpuff1.htm

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Description: MM5 has been used for a broad spectrum of theoretical and real-time studies,
including applications of both predictive simulation and four-dimensional data
assimilation to monsoons, hurricanes, and cyclones. On the smaller meso-beta
and meso-gamma scales (2-200 km), MM5 has been used for studies involving
mesoscale convective systems, fronts, land-sea breezes, mountain-valley
circulations, and urban heat islands. The model allows for multiple levels of
nesting for cases involving scale interaction.

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Description: Dispersion Modeling

Dispersion modeling uses mathematical formulations to characterize the
atmospheric processes that disperse a pollutant emitted by a source. Based on
emissions and meteorological inputs, a dispersion model can be used to predict
concentrations at selected downwind receptor locations. These air quality
models are used to determine compliance with National Ambient Air Quality
Standards (NAAQS), and other regulatory requirements such as New Source Review
(NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations. These
models are addressed in Appendix A of EPA's Guideline on Air Quality Models
(also published as Appendix W of 40 CFR Part 51), which was originally
published in April 1978 to provide consistency and equity in the use of
modeling within the U.S. air quality management system. These guidelines are
perodically revised to ensure that new model developments or expanded
regulatory requirements are incorporated.
Service Citation
Title: CALPUFF Modeling System
Release_Date: 2006-01-09
Provider: Atmospheric Studies Group (ASG)
URL: http://www.src.com/calpuff/calpuff1.htm
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
Service Provider
Atmospheric Studies Group, Earth Tech

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JOSEPH S. SCIRE
Phone: (978) 371-4270
Email: jss at src.com
Contact Address:
Atmospheric Studies Group, Earth Tech
196 Baker Avenue
City: Concord
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01742-2167
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic/download
Fees: none
Personnel
AL KLAUSMANN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (978) 371-4327
Email: aklaus at src.com
Contact Address:
Atmospheric Studies Group, Earth Tech
196 Baker Avenue
City: Concord
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01742-2167

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Bennett, M.J, M.E. Yansura, I.G. Hornyik, J.M. Nall, D.G. Caniparoli and C.G.
Ashmore, 2002. Evaluation of the CALPUFF Long-range Transport Screening
Technique by Comparison to Refined CALPUFF Results for Several Power Plants in
Both the Eastern and Western United States. Proceedings of the Air & Waste
Management Association's 95th Annual Conference, June 23-27, 2002; Baltimore,
MD. Paper #43454.

Levy, JI; Spengler, JD; Hlinka, D; Sullivan, D; Moon, D (2002): Using CALPUFF
to evaluate the impacts of power plant emissions in Illinois: mode sensitivity
and implications. Atmos. Environ. Vol 36(6):1063-1075.

Zhou, Y; Levy, JI; Hammitt, JK; Evans, JS (2003): Estimating population
exposure to power plant emissions using CALPUFF: a case study in Beijing,
China. Atmos. Environ. Vol. 37(6):815-826
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-03-13
SERF Last Revision Date: 2007-05-07
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