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Monthly Newsletter - June 2019 Edition

AERMOD View Version 9.7 Released

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Earlier this week, we released AERMOD View Version 9.7. This release includes the following updates:

- New AERSURFACE 19039_DRFT Added


- Met Data QA Spreadsheet Utility


- Added Receptor Options

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- Expanded Terrain Support

If you are currently in maintenance for AERMOD View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at

If you are a user of AERMOD View but are no longer in maintenance, please contact our sales team at for pricing to update your software so you can begin using these powerful updates.

Just Announced! Exclusive Upgrade Promotion for AERMOD View

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Lakes Environmental has released promotional pricing to make it easier for you to upgrade your AERMOD View license.

If your license has been out of maintenance for more than six months, you are missing out on some important new updates! Check out the release notes from the latest version of AERMOD View.

Contact us today if you did not receive our campaign e-mail and your maintenance has been expired for over six months.

Exclusive pricing is only available until July 5, 2019.

A&WMA Annual Conference and Exhibition

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We will be in Quebec City from June 25-28, 2019, for the Air & Waste Management Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Drop by booth #300 to meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and for your chance to win a FREE 1-year copy of our AERMOD View air dispersion modeling software!

Visit the conference website to register for this annual event.

Lakes Environmental Teaching Professional Development Course at 2019 A&WMA Conference

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The Air & Waste Management Association will be offering a variety of high-quality professional development courses on June 28, 2019 immediately following the annual conference in Quebec City.

As in previous years, we will present a one-day course on the AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling System. Additional details regarding this course can be found below.


AIR-299: AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling



Quebec City, Quebec



AERMOD-CALPUFF Course in Mexico City – Aug 27-30, 2019

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Together with our Mexican distributor, Modelos Ambientales, we will hold a 4-day hands-on AERMOD-CALPUFF course from August 27-30, 2019.

This course will include a do-it-yourself WRF case study for each student’s desired location.


AERMOD-CALPUFF (Aug 27-30, 2019)



Ends Jul 2, 2019



Mexico City, Mexico



AERMOD Course in Denver, Colorado – Sep 9-10, 2019

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Our senior subject matter specialists will be in Denver, Colorado, to hold a 2-day AERMOD course from September 9 to 10, 2019.

In addition to dozens of hands-on case studies, course attendees will have the opportunity to complete a Do It Yourself Case Study using WRF processed data for a location of their choice, making this course of great benefit to their modeling work.


AERMOD (Sep 9-10, 2019)



Ends Jul 29, 2019



Denver, Colorado



AERMOD and CALPUFF Courses in Toronto, Canada – Sep 23-26, 2019

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Our team will present four days of AERMOD and CALPUFF training in Toronto from September 23-26, 2019.

The AERMOD portion of this course will feature a special section and case study regarding the dispersion modeling requirements of Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality.


AERMOD (Sep 23-24, 2019)

CALPUFF (Sep 25-26, 2019)



Ends Aug 9, 2019



Toronto, Ontario



AERMOD & CALPUFF Courses in Los Angeles, CA – Nov 4-7, 2019

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Our team will host 4 days of AERMOD and CALPUFF training in Los Angeles from November 4 to 7, 2019.

Both courses will include a WRF case study for each student’s desired location, and the CALPUFF portion of this course will also include a special Class I Area Visibility case study.


AERMOD (Nov 4-5, 2019)

CALPUFF (Nov 6-7, 2019)



Ends Sep 20, 2019



Los Angeles, CA



Lakes Environmental Closed for Canada Day Holiday

Lakes Environmental's Waterloo office will be closed on Monday, July 1, 2019 to observe the Canada Day holiday. Our Dallas support office will remain open on this day. If you have any needs during that time, please e-mail us at and we will contact you on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 when our offices reopen.

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2019 Course Schedule

June 28, 2019 | Quebec City, Quebec
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August 27-30, 2019 | Mexico City
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September 9-10, 2019 | Denver, CO

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September 23-26, 2019 | Toronto, ON
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November 4-7, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA
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December 2-5, 2019 | Hyderabad, India
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AERMET View’s Surface Met Data QA

The latest update to AERMET View (Version 9.7) includes a new tool which automates the process of assessing meteorological data quality using advanced quality assurance (QA) procedures. In a previous Modeling Tip, we highlighted the QA options built into the AERMET model. The tool analyzes the surface file output by AERMET (*.SFC) and reports quality of variables being passed to the AERMOD model.

Under the Sectors | Output Files tab, a new Surface File QA button has been added:

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This button analyzes the SFC file produced by AERMET and generates an Excel spreadsheet (.xlsx) reporting missing hour counts and percentages for meteorological variables including:

  • Cloud cover
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation rate

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Sample SFC_QA.xlsx Output File

The file is automatically named _QA.xlsx and saved to the folder where the SFC file resides. Get AERMOD View Version 9.7.0 today to access the Surface File QA tool in AERMET View.



More Intense Wildfires are Here to Stay and We Need to Adapt

04 JUNE 2019- Zac Robinson remembers hiking through B.C.’s Monashee Mountains last August and, on a cloudless day, staring directly into the sun.

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Britain Went One Week Without Burning Coal, the First Time Since 1882

09 MAY 2019 - Britain has gone a week without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since Queen Victoria was on the throne, in a landmark moment in the transition away from the heavily polluting fuel.

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2019 Conference Schedule

AWMA 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition - Booth 300
June 25-28, 2019 | Québec City, QC, Canada

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2019 International Emissions Inventory Conference
July 29 - August 2, 2019 | Dallas, TX, USA

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Refinery And Chemical Industry Emissions Symposium
November 6-8, 2019 | Davis, CA USA

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