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Lakes Environmental Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter - August 2017


Lakes Environmental Newsletter

Emissions Inventory - Atmospheric Science - IT Solutions


In this issue:

News & Events

Lakes Environmental AERMOD Course in Denver – Oct 2-3, 2017

Lakes Environmental will hold two days of AERMOD training in Denver from October 2 to 3, 2017.

Register online today!

Early registration discounts ends: September 2, 2017

Course: AERMOD (Oct 2-3, 2017)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental AERMOD Course in Orlando – Nov 2-3, 2017

Lakes Environmental will be in sunny Orlando for two days of AERMOD training from November 2 to 3, 2017.

Register today! Our early registration discount ends October 2, 2017.

Course: AERMOD (Nov 2-3, 2017)
Location: Orlando, Florida
Registration: Online Registration


AERMOD & CALPUFF Courses in São Paulo, Brazil – Nov 6-9, 2017

Lakes Environmental will present four days of AERMOD and CALPUFF training in São Paulo from November 6 to 9, 2017.

Register online now! Early registration discount ends: September 12, 2017

Course: AERMOD (Nov 6-7, 2017)
Course: CALPUFF (Nov 8-9, 2017)
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Registration: Online Registration


AERMOD-CALPUFF Course in Kochi, India – Nov 27-30, 2017

Lakes Environmental and LaGa Systems will hold a four day AERMOD - CALPUFF course in Kochi, India from November 27 to 30, 2017.

Early registration discounts available until October 27, 2017.

Course: AERMOD-CALPUFF (Nov 27-30, 2017)
Location: Kochi, India
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental Closed for Labour Day Holiday

Lakes Environmental's Waterloo and Dallas offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 to observe the Labour Day holiday. If you have any needs during that time, please e-mail us at and we will contact you on Tuesday September 5, 2017 when our offices reopen.

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Upcoming Courses





Oct 2-3, 2017


Denver, CO

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Nov 2-3, 2017


Orlando, FL

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Nov 13, 2017

Introduction to

Modeling Conference* Chapel Hill, NC

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Nov 6-7, 2017
Nov 8-9, 2017


São Paulo, Brazil

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Nov 27-30, 2017


Kochi, India

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*A&WMA’s Guideline on Air Quality Models Conference

For more information on the above courses, including registration information, location, and course outlines, please visit our web site:

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Modeling Tip

Running AERMOD & AERMOD MPI on a Second Computer

Did you know AERMOD View gives you access to execute multiple AERMOD runs? Several utility programs are included with AERMOD View and one of these – Batcher – allows modelers to set up a queue of model runs. Batcher can be executed from any computer where AERMOD View is installed even if the full application is not licensed.

Batcher can conduct AERMOD, ISCST3, or ISC-PRIME runs. Users populate an executable list via the Browse icon next to the executable drop-down list. All executables available to the main interface can be added to Batcher.

The standard EPA executables can be run on any copy of Batcher. If a user wants to model using Lakes’ parallelized AERMOD MPI executable, a secondary web license is included with every copy of AERMOD View to allow for independent execution of AERMOD MPI via Batcher on a separate computer from wherever the main license is installed.

Activating the AERMOD MPI license only requires a few steps:

Step 1: Download and install AERMOD View and MPICH2 on the computer where you want to run AERMOD MPI.

Step 2: Open Batcher and select the menu option File | License Admin – AERMOD MPI.

Step 3: The Web License Administration window is displayed. Specify the Serial # and Activation Key for AERMOD MPI you received by email and press the Activate button.

Step 4: A message is displayed stating that the license was successfully activated. Press OK and close the License Admin window.

Note: You do not have to activate the AERMOD MPI license in the computer where you already have AERMOD View activated (either via HASP key or Web License). The AERMOD MPI Web License is a second activation for another server or computer to run the AERMOD MPI executable using Batcher.

Once activated, you can add AERMOD MPI executables to your executable list, select the desired version, and identify how many processors you want to use (maximum of 8).

Submit Your Modeling Tips Today!

We are currently accepting submissions for the Monthly Modeling Tip section that appears in our newsletters. If you have a modeling tip that may benefit our readers, please send it to us at Your name and the name of your organization will appear below the tip providing you with an opportunity for increased exposure.

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Pollution in Delhi: Harsh Vardhan Says Air Quality Improving, Fewer ‘Very Poor’ Days This Year

August 1, 2017 - Delhi’s air quality is gradually improving compared to what it was in the first half of 2016, Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

The minister said that according to the city’s Air Quality Index data for 2017, the national capital didn’t experience a single day with severe level of air pollution this year. However between January and June in 2016 Delhi witnessed nine days with severely poor air quality.

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Britain to Ban Sale of New Diesel and Gasoline Cars by 2040

July 26, 2017 - Sweeping new efforts to bring Britain’s growing air pollution crisis under control were announced by the government Wednesday, including a ban on the sale of new diesel and gasoline vehicles beginning in 2040.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the changes are part of a $3.9-billion clean air strategy, adding there was no alternative to embracing new technology.

“We can’t carry on with diesel and petrol [gasoline] cars,” he said, “not just because of the health problems that they cause, but also because the emissions that they cause would mean that we would accelerate climate change, do damage to our planet and the next generation.”

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Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Announce California Climate Deal

July 11, 2017 - Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers late Monday announced a proposal to extend through the next decade California’s landmark program to regulate climate-warming greenhouse gases — known as cap and trade — which is set to expire in 2020.

Also unveiled late Monday was a separate bill to clean up the air in chronically polluted areas — to reduce harmful emissions from factories and plants as well as from cars and trucks.

“The Legislature is taking action to curb climate change and protect vulnerable communities from industrial poisons,” Brown said in a statement released late Monday night.

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NOAA’s Greenhouse Gas Index up 40 Percent Since 1990

July 11, 2017 - NOAA’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, which tracks the warming influence of long-lived greenhouse gases, has increased by 40 percent from 1990 to 2016 -- with most of that attributable to rising carbon dioxide levels, according to NOAA climate scientists.

The role of greenhouse gases on influencing global temperatures is well understood by scientists, but it’s a complicated topic that can be difficult to communicate. In 2006, NOAA scientists introduced the Annual Greenhouse Gas Index as a way to help policymakers, educators and the public understand changes in the direct climate warming influence exerted by greenhouse gas levels over time.

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Hong Kong Ship Regulation on Sulphur Dioxide Emissions Set to Align with National Level

July 6, 2017 - A two-year-old Hong Kong regulation requiring ships to switch to low-sulphur fuel at berth is to be replaced by one that will extend the standard to marine vessels operating in Hong Kong waters. The tweak in regulations is set to align with Pearl River Delta emissions control which will take effect on the national level in January 2019.

On Monday, authorities told the Advisory Council on the Environment the move would help cut harmful sulphur dioxide emissions from the marine sector by about 6,340 tonnes and respirable particulates – called PM10 – by about 710 tonnes by 2020.

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Upcoming Conferences & Trade Shows

Aug 23-24, 2017

2017 International Conference on Air Quality and Environmental Sustainability (ICAQES 2017)
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Terengganu, Malaysia

Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2017

15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST 2017)
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Rhodes, Greece

Sep 13-15, 2017

18th GEIA (Global Emissions InitiAtive) Conference
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Hamburg, Germany

Sep 16-17, 2017

3rd International Conference on Environment, Engineering & Energy 2017 (EEE 2017)
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Toronto, ON, Canada

Oct 15-18, 2017

CASANZ 2017 (Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand)
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Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Nov 1-2, 2017

Odor Management Conference 2017
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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Nov 1-3, 2017

2017 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment (ICREE 2017)
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Toronto, ON, Canada

Nov 12-16, 2017

SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dec 14-16, 2017

2017 5th International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (ICEPP 2017)
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Jan 4-6, 2018

IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment
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Honolulu, HI, USA

Jan 15-18, 2018

World Future Energy Summit
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Abu Dhabi, UAE

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About this Newsletter

This newsletter contains information gleaned from various sources on the web, with complete links to the sources cited. Organizations cited are in no way affiliated with Lakes Environmental Software.

Lakes Environmental Software is a leading environmental IT company that offers a complete line of air dispersion modeling, risk assessment, emissions inventory, and emergency release software as well as training and custom software services. With satisfied users located around the globe, Lakes Environmental Software will continue to revolutionize the environmental software field.

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