COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 2-day training course is not intended to produce modelers but rather to focus on atmospheric science principles, model options, and configurations, as well as pre- and post-processing steps that ultimately determine the outcome of the modeling study. The course will develop a solid understanding of regulatory air dispersion modeling fundamentals combined with the application of this knowledge toward solving real-world air quality challenges. Practical and real-world AERMOD examples will be utilized throughout the course to effectively demonstrate how these topics work together to influence model outcomes. In addition, hands-on training is incorporated throughout the training to reinforce concepts.
The intent of the course is to empower permit engineers and managers with the knowledge and real-world experience needed to quickly assess the validity of model selection, configuration, and results interpretation as related to specific regulatory programs. Emphasis is on explaining and demonstrating important modeling concepts that permit writers and managers must understand to make informed and defensible decisions during the permitting process to ensure the permit conditions meet regulatory requirements.
WESTAR’s funding and mission limit attendance at WESTAR’s educational opportunities to staff from government air pollution control agencies.
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