CALPUFF Course

Pre-Course Webinar

CALPUFF AIR DISPERSION MODELING WORKSHOP
© 2003-2014 Lakes Environmental

Webinar Content
1. 3-Day Course Timeline

2. Sample Course Slides

3. Sample Case Studies

4. Demo Case Baltimore

5. Installation Instructions

6. Your Own Case

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Good Morning!
Webinar Instructors:

Michael T. Hammer, CCM

Prof. Jesse Thé, Ph.D., P.Eng.

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Q1. What is your experience using
CALPUFF?

1) Extensive

2) Only CALPUFF training course.

3) Only used AERMOD

4) No experience

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3-Day Course Timeline Pre-Course Webinar CALPUFF AIR DISPERSION MODELING WORKSHOP © 2003-2014 Lakes Environmental .

3-Day Course Timeline Day 1 – Morning  Introductions  Puff vs. Plume and Map Projections  Geophysical Preprocessing Theory  Hands-On Geophysical Processor  Met Station Data Preprocessing  CALMET – Meteorological Model  Hands On CALMET (Obs Mode) Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-6 .

3-Day Course Timeline Day 1 – Afternoon  CALPUFF –Model Fundamentals  Hands-On CALPUFF  CALPOST – Postprocessor Basics  Hands-On CALPOST  CALPUFF with Prognostic Data (MM5)  Case Study: MM5 (No-Obs Mode) Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-7 .

3-Day Course Timeline Day 2 – Morning  Atmospheric Physics  Coastal Theory and Influences  Case Study: Coastline  Complex Terrain and TERRAD  Case Study: Complex Terrain  Case Study: TERRAD Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-8 .

CALSUM Applications  Case Study: CALSUM  Dust and Road Modeling  Other Case Studies Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-9 .3-Day Course Timeline Day 2 – Afternoon  Sub-hour Modeling  Case Study: Odor  Large Cases .

3-Day Course Timeline Day 3 – Morning  Review of Day 2  More Atmospheric Physics  Case Study: Student MM5 Location  Variable Emissions – Case Alberta  CALMET Sub Domains – Case Sub-Grid Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-10 .

3-Day Course Timeline Day 3 – Afternoon  Chemistry and Visibility Analysis  Class I Area Regulatory Requirements  Case Study: Breton Class I Area  Course Closure and Graduation Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-11 .

3-Day Course Objectives Understand the basic principles of the CALPUFF model Have good working knowledge of the CALPUFF modeling system Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-12 .

CALPUFF Course Sample Slides Pre-Course Webinar CALPUFF AIR DISPERSION MODELING WORKSHOP © 2003-2014 Lakes Environmental .

CALPUFF Modeling System CALMET Meteorological Model Geophysical Preprocessor Met Preprocessor (Terrain + Land Use) (Obs Data .Met Stations) CALPUFF Dispersion Model CALPOST Postprocessor Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-14 .

CALMET – Met Grid (COL.ROW) Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-15 .

CALMET – Met Grid Vertical System Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-16 .

3) Terrain and land use is specified.Q2. Which of the following is true about CALMET? 1) Grid spacing can be varied within the domain. 2) Meteorological characteristics can be specified in multiple vertical layers. 4) All of the above Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-17 .

.DAT… PRECIP. (FSL. Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-18 . CD-144. SURF..DAT UP2.DAT. SEA1.DAT. TD-6201) (TD-3240) (Optional) HUSWO) Output File: Output File(s): Output File: Output File(s): UP1.Buoy (SAMSON.DAT SEA2.DAT. Met Stations Data Meteorological Preprocessor (Observation Data) Surface Upper Air Precipitation Overwater Data Data Data Data .

Dispersion Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-19 . Overwater Data Buoy Data: Data used to define conditions over water portions of the modeling domain: 1. Temperature 3. Wind 2. Stability 4.

Once puff leaves the Computational Grid it is “forgotten” (erased) Met Grid Computational Grid Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-20 . Computational Grid 1. Smaller or equal to the Met Grid 2.

Lower Maximum Impact Very Long Puff 1. Vertical splitting 3. Independent movement 4. Horizontal splitting 2. Small grid spacing Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-21 . Reasons to Split Very Big Puff (tracked > 12 hrs) 1. Horizontal winds (mostly at night – less convective) 2.

CALPUFF Course Sample Case Studies Pre-Course Webinar CALPUFF AIR DISPERSION MODELING WORKSHOP © 2003-2014 Lakes Environmental .

Hands-On Visibility Follow Course Notes Case Study: Mammoth Cave National Park  Long-Range Transport  Class I Area  Visibility Analysis  FLAG 2008 Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-23 .

Site Location Source Location Mammoth Cave National Park Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-24 .

Q3. Where do we easily get maps for CALPUFF? 1) Read from paper maps 2) Download from Google maps 3) Download automatically from WebGIS 4) None of the above Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-25 .

Hands-On Alberta Follow Course Notes Case Study: Alberta.g. ptemarb..dat) Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-26 . Canada  MM5 Simulation  Nested Grid Receptors  External Source Emission Files (e.

Site Location Facility Location Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-27 .

Sources & Buildings Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-28 .

CA – USA  Coastal Simulation (TIBL)  4-km MM5 Data  Tall Stack  Shoreline Fumigation  Land/Sea Breeze Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-29 . Hands-On Coastal Follow Course Notes Case Study: Huntington Beach.

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Hands-On Visibility Follow Course Notes Case Study: Breton Class I Area  Long-Range Transport  Visibility Analysis  PM Speciation  FLAG2010 Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-31 .

Site Location Breton Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-32 .

Visibility Model Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-33 .

Hands-On Sub-Grid Follow Course Notes Case Study: CALMET Sub-Grid  2 CALMET Grids/Projects  MESOPUFF II Chemistry  Monthly Ozone/Ammonia  Nested Grid Receptors Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-34 .

MO Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-35 . Site Location Portland cement manufacturing plant Clarksville.

CALMET Sub-Grids CALMET Sub-Grid CALMET Outer Grid Domain: 50 km x 50 km Domain: 120 km x 120 km Spacing: 0.5 km Spacing: 2 km # Cells: 100 x 100 # Cells: 60 x 60 Sub-Grid Sub-Grid Outer-Grid Project 1: Clarksville_Plant Project 2: Clarksville_SubGrid Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-36 .

Q4. What case will you work on as homework? 1) Baltimore case 2) Nevada case 3) Alaska case 4) None of the above Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-37 .

CALPUFF Demo Case Baltimore Pre-Course Webinar CALPUFF AIR DISPERSION MODELING WORKSHOP © 2003-2014 Lakes Environmental .

Understand the model components 3.Case Baltimore 1. Objectives . Demonstrate steps of the CALPUFF modeling system 2. Use visualization tools to aid model setup and results analysis 4. Homework Case Study Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-39 .

Terrain. Project Setup 2. and Land use 3. Geo-Physical Processors  Met grid. CALMET 4. etc. 5. CALPUFF  Receptors. CALPOST Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-40 . Creation Steps 1. emissions. Sources.

CALPUFF Steps GEOPROCESS CALMET QA / QC CALPUFF CALPOST Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-41 .

CALMET – Met Grid Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-42 .

Geophysical Processor Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-43 .

Site Location Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-44 .

Baltimore Case 1. Run Geophysical Processor 3. Run CALPUFF 6. Run CALPOST Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-45 . Create New Project 2. Run CALMET with MM5 4. Input Source and Pollutant data 5.

Instructor Demo  Changing Screen to CALPUFF View Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-46 .

CALPUFF Webinar Closure Pre-Course Webinar CALPUFF AIR DISPERSION MODELING WORKSHOP © 2003-2014 Lakes Environmental .

You can get your coordinates from Google Earth Copyright 2003-2014 – Lakes Environmental Software 1-48 . You will run your own site 2. Reminder 1. Send your site’s center Latitude/Longitude 3.