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AERMOD Modeling System
Entry ID: AERMOD_Model


Summary
Abstract: The American Meteorological Society/Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Model Improvement Committee (AERMIC) was formed to introduce state-of-the-art modeling concepts into the EPA's air quality models. Through AERMIC, a modeling system, AERMOD, was introduced that incorporated air dispersion based on planetary boundary layer turbulence structure and scaling concepts, including treatment of both surface and elevated sources, and both simple and complex terrain.

There are two input data processors that are regulatory components of the AERMOD modeling system: AERMET, a meteorological data preprocessor that incorporates air dispersion based on planetary boundary layer turbulence structure and scaling concepts, and AERMAP, a terrain data preprocessor that incorporates complex terrain using USGS Digital Elevation Data. Other non-regulatory components of this system include: AERSCREEN, a screening version of AERMOD; AERSURFACE, a surface characteristics preprocessor, and BPIPPRIM, a multi-building dimensions program incorporating the GEP technical procedures for PRIME applications.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Model is available for download from here.

ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
ECONOMY
SOCIETY


Keywords
Air Quality Models
EPA
User Guide
Modeling
Meteorological Data


Personnel
DENNIS ATKINSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 919-541-0518
Fax: 919-541-0044
Email: atkinson.dennis at epa.gov
Contact Address:
US EPA
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS)
Technology Transfer Network
Mail Code D143-02
City: Research Triangle Park
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27711
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-03-10
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-06-14



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