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Smoke and CMAQ Modeling Training

  • 4 Day Training
  • Date: June 01-04, 2024
  • Location: USP – University of São Paulo
  • 30 hours
  • 09:00 às 17:00

Air Quality Modeling Training

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Fee in real (R$)

R$ 1.200,00

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About the SMOKE course

Introduction to SMOKE is a 2-day course that uses lectures and hands-on computer exercises to teach students how to configure and run the SMOKE programs and to examine the input and output files from the software. The class introduces students to the basics of air pollutant emissions modeling and how to process emissions data through SMOKE. Students are guided through exercises to inspect the various input files for SMOKE, including emission inventory data, chemical speciation data, temporal profiles, and spatial surrogates. The hands-on exercises are structured around processing the different types of inventories with SMOKE: area/nonpoint, on-road mobile with MOVES, point, and biogenics. The hands-on exercises also include labs on merging multiple source categories together and using SMOKE to generate customized QA reports.

At the completion of this course, students will be able to configure, and run the SMOKE programs. They will possess the knowledge and practical experience needed to prepare input files for SMOKE and to produce emissions input files for the CMAQ and CAMx air quality models.

Air Quality Modeling Training

About the CMAQ Course

Introduction to CMAQ is a 2-day course that uses lectures and hands-on computer exercises to teach students how to run the CMAQ programs and examine input and output files from the software. The class covers topics including CMAQ terminology, how to set up and reconfigure different modeling domains, nested simulations, and multi-day simulations. Problem-solving exercises challenge the students to integrate the lessons that they had previously learned in the class to complete more advanced modeling tasks.

At the completion of this course, students will be able to download, configure, compile, and run the CMAQ programs. They will possess the knowledge and practical experience needed to prepare input files for CMAQ and to produce CMAQ output.

Course Materials

The syllabus is shown below to highlight the range of topics covered during the course. The course starts with a lecture on the basics of SMOKE and CMAQ, including an overview of air quality modeling, an introduction to the SMOKE and CMAQ programs, and a description of the course structure. The Hands-on laboratories have each student working on a computer pre-loaded with the course training materials. The labs focus on configuring and building the CMAQ programs, examining the input and output files, and running the programs to give students practical experience using CMAQ. The advanced topics lecture during day 2 of the training provides an overview of modeling diagnostic and evaluation topics, such as sensitivity modeling and statistical performance evaluation. The class concludes with a problem solving lab that emulates a real-world modeling task. The students are presented with a set of modeling data and a brief description of the modeling task. Where the previous labs included step-by-step instructions on how to set up and run the different programs, in the Problem Solving Case Study each student is challenged to run CMAQ with help from the lessons learned in the previous labs, the instructor, and their fellow students.

Air Quality Modeling Training

4-Day Air Quality Modeling Training in Brazil

SMOKE AND CMAQ MODELS

MEET THE TRAINERS 

Dr Huy Tran

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development

Sarav Arunachalam, PhD

Research Professor and Deputy Director, Institute for the Environment

Dr. Arunachalam, Research Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is Director of the Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Center, an EPA-funded center hosted at UNC-CH since 2003.

Rizzieri Pedruzzi (UERJ) - PhD

Professor at Rio de Janeiro State University

2-Day SMOKE Training Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Emissions Processing Basics
  • SMOKE Basics
  • SMOKE Assigns file and Scripts
  • Hands-on SMOKE Overview and Unix
  • SMOKE Programs and Options
  • SMOKE Problem Solving

Day 2

  • Hands-on Area Source Lab
  • Hands-on Biogenic Source Lab
  • Hands-on Point Source Lab
  • Hands-on Point Source Lab
  • Hands-on Mobile Source Lab
  • Hands-on Quality Assurance Lab
  • Review and Q&A

2-Day CMAQ Training Course Agenda

Day 1

  • CMAQ Basics
  • Hands-on CMAQ Overview
  • Hands-on BCONC Lab
  • Hands-on ICONC Lab
  • Hands-on JPROC Lab
  • Hands-on MCIP Lab
  • Hands-on CCTM Lab (part 1)

Day 2

  • Review
  • Hands-on CCTM Lab (part 2)
  • Hands-on Nesting Lab
  • Hands-on Multiday/Restart Lab
  • Advanced CMAQ Topics Lecture
  • Hands-on Problem Solving Case Study
  • Review and Q&A

Course Locations and Duration

Will be held at University of São Paulo – USP. It is located Butantã, São Paulo, Brazil.

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