Our specialty is our unique ability to be serve your specific air quality and meteorological needs anywhere in the world.
Custom Built GUI Software Solutions
We have extensive experience in projects which require client specific custom built software. An example is a custom built Graphical User Interface (GUI) developed to showcase a continuous, automatic, 72 hour Air Quality Forecast system for predicting PM10 from a large open cut mine. The GUI was developed for mine managers who wish to control PM10 to within the guideline assessment criteria by analysing the weather 72 hours into the future and knowing where and when to control their mining operations such as conveyor belts, vehicle fleet movements and the watering down of roads and stock piles.
We have experience as Expert Witnesses and preparation of trial material for multimillion dollar projects in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
We have experience in the following Litigation and Liability Projects
- USA. Drift of herbicides.
- USA. British Petroleum, Gulf of Mexico oil spill
- USA. Electrical Power Institute, Black Carbon
- USA. Asbestos Claims, John Manville Plants
- USA. Odours from Pulp and Paper Industry
- NZ. Landfill odours
- NZ. Egg Layer Farm
- AU. Methyl Bromide on Strawberry Crops, Victoria
- AU. Wildfires, Victoria
International Technical Review
We have reviewed and critiqued many large air quality projects relating to all types of industry all over the world.
Forecasting Air Quality
There is a growing area of interest to assess air quality effects 1 – 3 days into the future for risk assessment and management plans. Using numerical weather forecast models, we are able to link fine scale meteorological and dispersion models to the output of forecast models to examine pollutant transport in the atmosphere anywhere in the world. Two examples are wildfires and spray drift. For both these examples, modelling can determine the direction, speed and spread of a wildfire or spray drift under the predicted meteorological conditions. Modelling can also provide the concentrations of exposure risk such as PM10 from fires and agrichemical concentrations from spray drift.
Meteorological Data Analysis
Working with large data sets is something we do routinely. We are able to process many years of meteorological data for air quality applications or for climate studies that require statistical analytical methods.
The wind energy sector is expected to continue growing worldwide. The industry is also changing with many more farms moving offshore and propellers’ are increasing in size. There are several global reanalysis datasets from meteorological models now available. During the last years the performance of these has improved considerably. We are able to tap into these global data sets and interface fine scale meteorological models to analyse wind speed and direction with height and by time of day and season anywhere in the world.