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Serving Up Data

Serving Up Data

Why spend hours searching to download gigabytes of data that you have to reformat to meet your needs provided you have invested thousands of dollars in software to even use the data. We will gladly serve it up to you, for FREE! We provide the information you need and the tools to put it into…

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NOx Shouldn’t Mean No

NOx Shouldn’t Mean No

When the 1-hour nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS became effective in 2010, demonstrating compliance with the NO2 NAAQS, became a whole lot more difficult. Passing the annual standard was almost no problem at all, but the 1-hour standard was a bit problematic. On June 30th, 2021 at noon CDT, join us forĀ  a FREE LIVE webinar…

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A $1,000 Saved is a $1,000 Earned

A $1,000 Saved is a $1,000 Earned

In business, the most important performance metric is the bottom line. Though market forces are beyond your control, the one factor that is within your control is productivity (product per time). If you could produce the same amount of product in less time, what would it be worth to you? From my own experience and…

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Why Are You Wasting Your Time and Your Client’s Money?

How much time do you spend creating an “area map” for your air quality permit application or dispersion modeling submittal? The short answer is too much. The purpose of providing an area map is to provide to the regulator (and the public) information about where the proposed permitted site is or will be and what…

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Downloading Meteorological Data – NK2.0 App

The purpose of a Rube Goldberg machine is to take the simplest of tasks and make the process so elaborate and grotesquely complicated, it is outright comical. It’s meant to be a joke. Though my sense of humor can be warped at times, there is nothing funny when it comes to dispersion modeling. At times,…

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Downloading NED Terrain Data – NK2.0 App

If you are going to be using AERMOD, you will be using AERMAP to calculate elevations and effective hill heights. AERMAP needs terrain files to work. You can follow EPA’s guidance and follow the 10 steps to download the files needed and then follow another 10+ steps to convert the downloaded files to the required…

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10 Tips to Save Time and Money – FREE WEBINAR

10 Tips to Save Time and Money – FREE WEBINAR

When a task needs to be done, most people want to just dive in and start doing something right away. The sooner you start doing, the sooner you will be finished, right? Well, not always. A better outcome, which is quicker, less expensive, and of higher quality, results if a well thought out and vetted…

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What Will It Take?

What Will It Take?

First of all, I do NOT search for NOR make it a habit to look at cat videos. When I saw this video in my LinkedIn feed, it reminded me of so many people I have worked with over the years and a little bit of myself once in a while. The comment I made…

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Are Spreadsheets Obsolete?

Are Spreadsheets Obsolete?

Spreadsheet programs have been in existence for over 40 years (VisiCalc in 1979). We have all used them at work, in the home, and for school. We know them. We love them. But have they become obsolete? The short answer is “No”. However, their role, especially when it comes to dispersion modeling is very limited…

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