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Air Quality Modeling (MODL)

The Air Quality Modeling curriculum is intended for learners who conduct air quality modeling, with a particular focus on dispersion and photochemical modeling.

In the left column, you will find entire e-learning courses. The right column provides the content of those same courses arranged by learning objective, for learners who would like to customize their learning plan or who are looking for more targeted training content. (It should be noted that training material is not yet available for all learning objectives.)
eLearning Courses

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain meteorology and the role it plays influencing ambient air quality.
eLearning Modules
(Listed by Learning Objective)

1. EXPLAIN WHY AIR QUALITY MODELING IS CONDUCTED (FOUNDATIONAL)
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2. DESCRIBE UNDERLYING ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES (FOUNDATIONAL)

Meteorology and the Atmosphere

Transport and Fate of Air Pollutants

3. DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF AIR QUALITY MODELS (FOUNDATIONAL)
Plume Dispersion and Air Quality Modeling

4. OUTLINE A MODELING PROTOCOL THAT DEFINES A MODELING PLATFORM (E.G., MODEL INPUTS, MODEL SELECTION, OUTPUT POST-PROCESSING) (FOUNDATIONAL)
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5. EXPLAIN A MODEL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (FOUNDATIONAL)
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6. DESCRIBE THE USES OF AIR QUALITY MODELS TO INFORM CAA PROGRAMS (INTERMEDIATE)
Dose-Response Assessment

7. OUTLINE EPA'S GUIDELINE ON AIR QUALITY MODELS (PUBLISHED AS APPENDIX W TO 40 CFR PART 51) (INTERMEDIATE)
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8. LOCATE INFORMATION ON MODELING GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT(INTERMEDIATE)
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9. DEFINE GAUSSIAN DISPERSION MODELING: MODEL PLATFORM FOR CAA APPLICATIONS (INTERMEDIATE)
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10. DEFINE PHOTOCHEMICAL MODELS: MODEL PLATFORM FOR CAA APPLICATIONS (INTERMEDIATE)
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11. NEW SOURCE PERMIT MODELING: CASE STUDIES/DESIGN AND CONDUCT AIR QUALITY MODELING, AS PART OF THE REQUIRED AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS, FOR PERMITTING COMPLIANCE DEMONSTRATION FOR STATIONARY SOURCES (ADVANCED)
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12. SIP AND RELATED IMPLEMENTATION MODELING: CASE STUDIES/DESIGN AND CONDUCT AIR QUALITY MODELING TO INFORM IMPLEMENTATION NEEDS UNDER CAA FOR CRITERIA POLLUTANTS AND REGIONAL HAZE WITH EXAMPLES AND REFERENCES TO APPROPRIATE GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS (ADVANCED)
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13. CONDUCT AERMOD MODELING FOR VARIOUS CAA PROGRAMS (ADVANCED)
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