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2/04/14 An informational web page for the 2014 EPA Regional, State, and Local Modelers' Workshop is now available. The Workshop is scheduled for May 19-22, 2014 at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality offices in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1/23/14 Important statements concerning the recent AERMET and AERMOD (dated 13350) releases.
12/24/13 An updated version of AERMOD, dated 13350, has been posted on the AERMOD webpage. Model Change Bulletin #9 (MCB#9) provides a summary of the changes incorporated into version 13350 of AERMOD, and an update to the AERMOD User's Guide Addendum is also provided.
12/24/13 An updated version of AERMET, dated 13350, has been posted on the AERMET webpage. Model Change Bulletin #4 (MCB#4) provides a summary of the changes incorporated into version 13350 of AERMET, and an update to the AERMET User's Guide Addendum is also provided.
12/04/13 Updated regulatory versions of CALPUFF and CALMET (version 5.8.4, dated 130731) are now available. The links to the updated CALPUFF Modeling System files, the associated Model Change Bulletins (MCBs E, F, and G) and a Modification of CALPUFF and CALMET Memorandum can be found on the CALPUFF webpage.
11/7/13 An updated release of the beta MMIF utility has been posted. Version 3.0 includes significant efficientcy improvements and the ability to extract multipe data parameters from multiple grid cells in a single run. Please reference the MMIF Change Log and the User's Manual for more information on these and other changes from the previous version.
8/26/13 The NO2/NOx In-Stack Ratio (ISR) Database has been updated based on the first database submission from the State of Oklahoma and the second database submission from the State of Alaska.
6/26/13 AQMG / Model Clearinghouse statement concerning the AERMET/AERMOD (version 12345) BETA options.
6/20/13 The AERSCREEN Test Cases have been updated to reflect AERMOD version 12345 that now assumes input wind speeds are scalar versus vector mean.
5/21/13 A beta version of AERCOARE is now available on the Related Programs portion of SCRAM. AERCOARE is a meteorological data preprocessor that incorporates the Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) air-sea flux procedure.
4/25/13 The presentations from the 2013 EPA Regional, State, and Local Modelers' Workshop are now available (Clickable links on the referenced agenda).
3/13/13 The Draft Guidance for PM2.5 Permit Modeling webinar presentation is now available.
3/8/13 A clarification memo regarding the "Use of ASOS Meteorological Data in AERMOD Dispersion Modeling." is now available. This clarification memo also discusses the development of the AERMINUTE meteorological data preprocessor.
3/6/13 An updated version of SCREEN3, dated 13043, has been posted on the Dispersion Modeling - Screening Models webpage. Model Change Bulletin #3 (MCB#3) summarizes the minor changes in SCREEN3, primarily to allow the program to execute correctly in newer computer operating systems.
3/4/13 The Draft Guidance for PM2.5 Permit Modeling is now available for public review and comment through May 31, 2013. There is an accompanying PM2.5 SILs/SMC Court Decision Question and Answer Document that provides additional context for the draft guidance document with regards to the January 22, 2013, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision concerning PM2.5 SILs and SMC.
1/18/13 An updated version of AERSURFACE, dated 13016, has been posted on the Dispersion Modeling - Related Programs webpage. Model Change Bulletin #1 (MCB#1) provides a summary of the changes incorporated into version 13016 of AERSURFACE, and a minor update to the AERSURFACE User's Guide is also provided.
12/28/12 The Modeled Attainment Test Software (MATS) has been updated to version 2.5.1.
10/5/12 The Summary of Comments documentation package for the 10th Conference on Air Quality Modeling is now available.
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Conferences & Workshops - Provides announcements and related information for upcoming meetings, conferences, and workshops including agendas, review materials, and links.
Reports & Journal Articles - Provides access to reports developed by AQMG staff as well as a bibliographic listing of journal articles they have authored or co-authored.
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