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A Modern Approach to Dispersion Modeling

A Modern Approach to Dispersion Modeling

Knowledge and Skills Obsolescence in the Air Quality Sector As technology advances, the collection of human knowledge expands and the skills necessary for living in a functioning society eventually get replaced with new ones that did not exist before. Thousands of years ago, the time for the sum total of human knowledge to be replaced…

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Dispersion Modeling Audits: Model Results and Other Issues

Dispersion Modeling Audits: Model Results and Other Issues

On October 9th, 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced and introduced its plan to expedite air quality permit application reviews at its Autumn Environmental Conference. TCEQ rolled out spreadsheet workbook templates that would take the place of many of the forms required for an air quality permit application. The rationale for the…

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Call for Forward-Looking Companies

Call for Forward-Looking Companies

Sometimes I really wonder if I am a clairvoyant. The topic for this month’s webinar series was decided upon months ago. I knew the TCEQ Autumn Environmental Conference (Air Permitting Workshop) was going to be the week before the webinars were to happen, but there was no conference agenda out until a few week ago….

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AERMET Made Easy – Making It Easy

AERMET Made Easy – Making It Easy

Do you remember the days when to go grocery shopping you made one trip to the vegetable and fruit market, another to the meat market or butcher, yet another to the bakery, and lastly to the delicatessen for your cheeses and processed meats. You even had deliveries from milkman and egg man (goo goo g’joob)….

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AERMET Made Easy – AERMET Input Files

AERMET Made Easy – AERMET Input Files

AERMET – As Easy as a 1-Ah and a 2-Ah and a 3 If you have read the previous articles on locating and obtaining surface and upper air meteorological and land use data (stations, surface, upper air and land use), you now are at the point of learning how to put together the information you…

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