Every dispersion modeling analysis requires land cover (rural or urban), terrain, and meteorological (met) data as input. For analyzing land cover data, EPA suggests two methods: Auer land use and population density methods. One method can give you a rural setting right in the middle of New York City and the other indicating the Houston Ship Channel is prime rural land where nobody lives. For terrain elevations, EPA provides a 10 step process to download the data and then a 20 or so step procedure to convert the data to a usable format. For met data, once you know the obscure airport IDs, you have navigated to one FTP site for the surface data, another for the upper air, and a third for automated surface observation system (ASOS) data. This all sounds time-consuming and cumbersome. It doesn’t to be so difficult.
On June 2nd, 2021 at noon CDT, join us for the NK Tools Accessing Meteorological, Terrain, and Land Cover Data LIVE webinar. Space is limited, so act now. You do not want to miss out on this FREE, LIVE, and value-packed webinar brought to you by NaviKnow. If you cannot attend the live webinar but are still interested in the material, register anyway, as all registrants will receive a link to a replay of the webinar. Our materials are always available on YOUR time, but you have to register. By attending this FREE webinar you can receive continuing education credit, if applicable.
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