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AERMOD Modeling SystemEntry ID: AERMOD_Model
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.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: atkinson.dennis at epa.gov
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
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