Meteorology for Air Dispersion Modelers

An example of a two day course is a must for those wanting to understand the importance of meteorology in dispersion modelling.

The course covers the fundamentals of meteorology including the essentials of atmospheric physics such as wind variability, atmospheric turbulence, vertical wind and temperature profiles, and boundary layer structure and behaviour.

The influence of meteorological variables is discussed including sensitivity analysis of stability classes and mixing height and the importance of wind speed and direction. Discussions cover inversions and stable layers, fumigation, sea-land interfaces, complex terrain interactions, data requirements for modelling, data sets, and locating measurement stations and instrumentation.

This course also covers numerical model data from WRF to diagnostic meteorological models such as CALMET and meteorological processors such as AERMET and MMIF. We will provide examples and instructions how to develop the data into formats for dispersion modelling.