Air Pollution Modeling

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Course Description:
Air quality modeling uses special computer programs to estimate the effects of various emission scenarios on ambient air quality. This course will provide an overview of modeling and its applications. It is an intensive three-day course that will include lectures, discussions, and hands-on practice using the SCREEN3 computer model.

Topics include:
  • Types of models and what they tell us

  • Types of data needed for models

  • Running the SCREEN3 model

  • The role of air pollution modeling in reviewing source permits

  • Model evaluation & assessment

This is a Level 3 course and requires prior training in air quality. The course is open to tribal air quality professionals who have completed ITEP's Introduction to Tribal Air Quality, Air Quality Computations, and Air Pollution Technology courses.

Prerequisites (or equivalent training/experience):
  • Introduction to Tribal Air Quality

  • Air Quality Computations

  • Air Pollution Technology

Note: This "Air Pollution Modeling" course is a prerequisite for a second modeling course that will go more deeply into models such as AERMOD and CALPUFF.

Lydia Scheer, 928/523-6887,

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Last updated: February 27, 2013


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