To provide a proof of concept, NaviKnow has developed three simple tools to shorted the dispersion modeling process time. These tools achieve the following goals:
- Reduce the number of files to review or QA/QC from potentially hundreds to just three; and
- Standardizes the data format making it easier to search and query
Accompanying these tools are an Access database (to QA/QC the inputs), a spreadsheet template (to summarize input and output), and Word document template (for your report).
If you have been tasked to QA/QC a dispersion modeling analysis before it gets submitted to an agency for review or if you review dispersion modeling for a regulatory agency, we invite you to use these tools. Though these tools do not solve the whole problem, they weren’t meant to, they will shave a few hours, maybe a day or two, off the whole process for a single project. Give them a try and let us know how things turn out.