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Dispersion Modeling Audits: Model Results and Other Issues

Dispersion Modeling Audits: Model Results and Other Issues

On October 9th, 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced and introduced its plan to expedite air quality permit application reviews at its Autumn Environmental Conference. TCEQ rolled out spreadsheet workbook templates that would take the place of many of the forms required for an air quality permit application. The rationale for the…

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Call for Forward-Looking Companies

Call for Forward-Looking Companies

Sometimes I really wonder if I am a clairvoyant. The topic for this month’s webinar series was decided upon months ago. I knew the TCEQ Autumn Environmental Conference (Air Permitting Workshop) was going to be the week before the webinars were to happen, but there was no conference agenda out until a few week ago….

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AERMET Made Easy – AERMET Input Files

AERMET Made Easy – AERMET Input Files

AERMET – As Easy as a 1-Ah and a 2-Ah and a 3 If you have read the previous articles on locating and obtaining surface and upper air meteorological and land use data (stations, surface, upper air and land use), you now are at the point of learning how to put together the information you…

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AERMET Made Easy – Selecting Weather Stations

AERMET Made Easy – Selecting Weather Stations

“When using National Weather Service (NWS) data for AERMOD, data representativeness can be thought of in terms of constructing realistic planetary boundary layer (PBL) similarity profiles and adequately characterizing the dispersive capacity of the atmosphere.  As such, the determination of representativeness should include a comparison of the surface characteristics (i.e., zo, Bo and r) between…

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The Places You’ll Go

The Places You’ll Go

When it was read to you as a child or when you were reading it to children, Dr. Seuss’ “The Places You’ll Go” describes life as one big wonderous wandering adventure. When it comes to dispersion modeling, the last thing I want is an adventure. I guess I am getting old. When I have a…

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AERMET – As Easy as 1, 2, 3

AERMET – As Easy as 1, 2, 3

If you have read the previous articles on locating and obtaining surface and upper air meteorological and land use data (stations, surface, upper air and land use), you now are at the point of learning how to put together the information you have gathered to run AERMET. You have to create three separate inputs files…

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