TRC training courseTRC is pleased to announce a CALPUFF training course to be held in Boulder, Colorado.  The course will be held at:

Boulder CALPUFF Training Course, March 14-16, 2011
Marriott Courtyard Hotel
 4710 Pearl East Circle
Boulder, Colorado  80301
Instructors:  Joseph S. Scire and Christelle Escoffier


CALPUFF is a Guideline Model recommended for regulatory use in the U.S. and many other international regulatory agencies.  CALPUFF is used in a wide variety of applications by registered users in over 105 countries throughout the world.  In the training course, the various applications of the model will be described, including the use of CALPUFF for the prediction of ambient pollutant concentrations, visibility impacts, and wet/dry deposition analyses.  The model's application to near-field (few tens of meters) and far-field problems (tens to hundreds of kilometers) will be presented.


This course will include a discussion of the newly released Version 6.4 of CALPUFF, which includes several major technical improvements, including:

  • New chemistry options (based on Karamchandani et al. (2008) and adapted to v6.4 CALPUFF)
  • Updated RIVAD gas phase module for SO2 to SO4 and NOx to HNO3/NO3
  • conversion
  • ISORROPIA (v2.1) inorganic gas-particle equilibrium
  • Anthropogenic secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation based on the CalTech SOA routines implemented in CMAQ-MADRID
  • Aqueous-phase transformation adapted from the RADM cloud implementation in CMAQ/SCICHEM
  • Ammonia Limiting Method (ALM) and interface to CMAQ gridded model output for background concentrations
  • Full set of radiological pollutants for modeling of nuclear plants
  • CALPUFF nested grid options
  • Treatment of daily snow cover
  • Overwater boundary layer enhancements
  • New FLAG (2010) methodology (Method 8) for visibility in Class I areas
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) developments
  • CALTools (variety of new applications including back trajectories, meteorological model evaluation software, wind and pollutant rose plotting)
  • CALANALYSIS (source contributions, significant contribution analysis)
  • CALPUFF Plot (Google Earth-based contour and source plots)
  • Time series plotting tool
  • New postprocessing features for 1-hour USA SO2 and NO2 standards (daily maximum 1-hr averages, 99th or 98th percentile values)



The CALPUFF Graphical User Interface (CALPRO Plus) includes options for Google Earth-compatible displays with overlaying concentration contours and 3-dimensional buildings and stacks and an interface to GIS systems using shape file output options.  For more information on  the modeling system and the courses see our web site.

The CALPUFF courses are designed for researchers, consultants, regulatory agency personnel and industrial environmental staff involved in modeling or reviewing applications of air quality models.  The courses include both technical material describing the formulation and assumptions in the model, and hands-on work solving case study problems, including a coastal application, a complex terrain case, a sub-hourly accidental release scenario, a regional haze visibility problem using the new FLAG (2010) methods and a cooling tower visible plume case study.  A discussion of the new worldwide MM5 dataset that is available for modeling will be discussed as well.

The course will cover introductory material but will also include advanced topics including a discussion of new model features including new chemistry options and the Ammonia Limiting Method (ALM).  The course does not assume prior experience with the model.  Presentation of the new technical developments, model evaluation results and new features of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) will be of interest to experienced as well as new users.

The course instructors are part of the CALMET/CALPUFF model development team. They have given more than 65 CALPUFF training courses over the past 12 years.  Registration forms, a course outline and information on hotel can be obtained from the Atmospheric Studies Group web site: (http://www.src.com/calpuff/schedule.htm).

The course fee is $1,300 USD, which includes three days of training, an electronic training manual, a set of case study problems and datasets, copy of presentation material, electronic technical papers and reference documents, and a CALPUFF DVD containing the latest versions of the CALPro Plus GUI, CALPUFF modeling system programs, processors, terrain & land use datasets covering the most of the world, and electronic versions of the User's Guides.  Access to PC computers for the hands-on portion of the course is included.  See the registration forms for details.

  Lunch each day and morning and afternoon refreshments and snacks are included in the registration fee.

Lakes Environmental is teaming up with Addlink to offer a 2-day AERMOD course and 3-day CALPUFF course this March in Barcelona, Spain.

These courses are designed to meet the demands of the air pollution modeling industry, with theory and hands-on case studies giving you a full understanding of both the AERMOD and CALPUFF modeling system.

Both courses will be presented in English by Dr. Jesse Thé from Lakes Environmental, who has taught hundreds of courses to US EPA regulators, industry, and consultants worldwide.

 There are other courses in the following locations:

 

Date

Course

Location

Registration

Jan 25-26, 2010

AERMOD

Los Angeles, CA - USA

Register Now

Feb 08-09, 2010

AERMOD

Toronto, ON - Canada

Register Now

Feb 10-12, 2010

CALPUFF

Waterloo, ON - Canada

Register Now

Feb 22-23, 2010

AERMOD

Denver, CO - USA

Register Now

Mar 15-16, 2010

Mar 17-19, 2010

AERMOD

CALPUFF

Barcelona, Spain

Register Now

Apr 12-13, 2010

AERMOD

Dallas, TX - USA

Register Now

May 10-11, 2010

May 12-14, 2010

AERMOD

CALPUFF

Vancouver, BC - Canada

Register Now

 For an udpated information about courses from this company check here.

 

 AERMOD Training (Air Dispersion Modeling Workshop)

 

OBJECTIVES

This course is intended for air quality professionals working, or planning to work, in the assessment of air pollution impact. At the end of the course the attendee should be able to understand the basics of regulatory air dispersion modeling and to use screening and refined models for permit applications and risk assessment. Students will work on case studies using AERMOD View.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Air quality professionals in environmental consulting companies, government agencies, and other corporate environmental engineers involved, or planning to be involved, in the prediction of the impact caused by sources of air pollution.

PROGRAMME

See program here.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Dr. Jesse L. Thé, PhD., P.Eng., is the President of Lakes Environmental Software. Dr. Thé has over 20 years experience in thermal fluid flow and environmental simulations. He is the main author of AERMOD , CALPUFF, IRAP-h View, and Emissions View, among others . He consults for regulatory agencies in Canada, the USA, and abroad on topics related to complex air modelling projects. He is a professor at the University of Waterloo, and has authored commercial software and co-authored technical environmental books. Dr. Jesse Thé is a great public speaker, who has received outstanding reviews from those attending his courses.

INCLUDED IN THE FEE

Fee includes daily computer use, course notes, and the latest versions of EPA models presented during the course with associated documentation.

Refreshments offered during morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Lunch is not included.

Each course attendee will receive a full license of:

  •  Screen View: Calculates ground-level pollutant concentration estimates for a single source (screening model).
  • WRPLOT View:  Generates wind rose plots for your meteorological data.
  •  Percent View: Generates percentile concentrations for the ISCST3, AERMOD, or ISC-PRIME results and computes rolling averages.


A 10% discount will be applied to AERMOD View software purchases received within 90 days.

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS

  • Learn how to use air dispersion models.
  • Understand the different U.S. EPA models for regulatory applications.
  • Apply what you learn in interactive case studies using various air models and related programs: AERMOD, AERMET, AERMAP, ISCST3, ISC-PRIME, BPIP, PCRAMMET, and WRPLOT. 

COURSE OUTLINE

Day 1 (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Morning

    * Introduction
    * Physics of Air Dispersion (turbulence, meteorology, receptors, topography, plume rise, building downwash, deposition)
    * Hands-on Meteorological Data Processing
    * Refined Model Introduction. Overview and Data Input for AERMOD and BPIP models

Afternoon

    * Coordinate Systems and Maps
    * Hands-on BPIP
    * Hands-on AERMOD
    * Terrain Processing
    * Hands-on AERMAP
    * Analyzing Results

Day 2 (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Morning

    * 1st Day Review
    * Atmospheric Physics - Planetary Boundary Layer Theory and Turbulence
    * Hands-On “Fresh Case”
    * Special Topics
    * Air Dispersion Modeling Challenges

Afternoon


    * Detailed Case Study*
    * Errors and Troubleshooting
    * Multi-Chemical Runs
    * Wet and Dry Deposition
    * Discussions & Future Topics 

 

CALPUFF Training (Air Dispersion Modeling Workshop)

17th-19th March 2010

OBJECTIVES

This course is intended for air quality professionals who require a knowledge of puff air dispersion modeling approaches and techniques. This course builds upon essential ADM concepts demonstrating the potential for accurate results at small and large scales or in regions of immense complexity. At the end of the course the attendee should be able to use the appropriate model necessary for a variety of regulatory applications, efficiently using the model at-hand. Case studies will be used throughout the course giving "real world" applicability to atmospheric dispersion theory.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND


Air quality professionals in environmental consulting companies, government agencies, and other corporate environmental engineers involved, or planning to be involved, in the prediction of the impact caused by sources of air pollution.

INCLUDED IN THE FEE

Fee includes daily computer use, course notes, and the latest versions of EPA models presented during the course with associated documentation.

Refreshments offered during morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Lunch is not included.

Each course attendee will receive a full license of:

  • Screen View: Calculates ground-level pollutant concentration estimates for a single source (screening model).
  •  WRPLOT View:  Generates wind rose plots for your meteorological data.
  • Percent View: Generates percentile concentrations for the ISCST3, AERMOD, or ISC-PRIME results and computes rolling averages.


A 10% discount will be applied to AERMOD View software purchases received within 90 days.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Dr. Jesse L. Thé, PhD., P.Eng., is the President of Lakes Environmental Software. Dr. Thé has over 20 years experience in thermal fluid flow and environmental simulations. He is the main author of AERMOD, CALPUFF, IRAP-h View, and Emissions View, among others . He consults for regulatory agencies in Canada, the USA, and abroad on topics related to complex air modelling projects. He is a professor at the University of Waterloo, and has authored commercial software and co-authored technical environmental books. Dr. Jesse Thé is a great public speaker, who has received outstanding reviews from those attending his courses.

COURSE OUTLINE

Day 1 (8:30 - 4:30)

Morning

    * Introductions
    * Stability Class and Mixing Height
    * Puff vs. Plume
    * Deposition

Afternoon


    * Screening Analysis - Met data processing
    * Screening Analysis - Sources & receptors using CALPUFF & CALPOST
    * Refined Analysis - Wind fields (CALMET)
    * Met Processing
    * Terrain Processing

Day 2 (8:30 - 4:30)

Morning


    * Review of Day 1 (Stability Class, Mixing Height, Terrain)
    * Turbulence
    * Another look at CALMET and RUN
    * How to read/modify a wind field and what it tells you
    * Wind field QA

Afternoon

    * Basic parameters for a simple CALPUFF run
    * Basic CALPUFF run (concentration only) & CALPOST basics
    * Overview of 'how things get complex
    * Visibility Analysis - what particulates can do
    * Setting up and running a visibility analysis

Day 3 (8:30 - 4:30)

Morning


    * Review of day 2
    * Review of FLAG, IWAQM, etc.
    * Review visibility analysis from Day 2
    * Chemical transport and transformations
    * CALPUFF run with MESOPUFF II and deposition
    * Plume rise & dispersion

Afternoon


    * Completing the CALPUFF run
    * CALPOST options
    * Complex terrain, coastal, other unique instances
    * Questions, model comparisons, etc.

Location

ADDLINK SOFTWARE CIENTÍFICO.
c/Maria Aurelia Capmany 2-4,
08001 Barcelona 

TRC organiza un curso de formación de 3 días de CALPUFF, en Boulder, Colorado, EEUU del 11 al 13 de agosto de 2009. 

Boulder, Colorado – Agosto 11-13, 2009
Curso de 3 días en tópicos avanzados
Marriott Boulder
4710 Pearl East Circle
Boulder, CO  80301
Instructores:  Joseph S. Scire and Jenny Barclay 

Para más información, visitar el siguiente enlace(http://www.src.com/calpuff/schedule.htm).

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