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Plume Dispersion

AQMD Meteorological Data for
Dispersion Model Application

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Atmospheric dispersion models require meteorological data (i.e., winds, air temperature, atmospheric stability, mixed layer heights, etc.) to transport and disperse pollutants.  AQMD staff has developed meteorological data for the U.S. EPA’s dispersion models ISCST3 and AERMOD, which can be found using the following links:

 ·        ISCST3-ready meteorological data

 ·        AERMOD-ready meteorological data


If you have any questions please contact Tom Chico at (909) 396-3149, or e-mail:
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Photo Credit:  Ralph Turcotte, Beverly (Massachusetts) Times