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Monthly Newsletter - February 2022

AQMIS Cloud Webinar Held Feb 22, 2022

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On Tuesday, February 22nd, we held a FREE 30-minute webinar regarding our state-of-the-science solution for emissions management and air quality, AQMIS Cloud. Our senior subject matter specialists presented how AQMIS Cloud clients are using the solution to successfully meet their mandatory emission inventory reporting requirements.

If you attended this webinar, please be on the lookout for an e-mail from us with a recording of the presentation and live demo.

Stay tuned to our website for more AQMIS webinars as they are announced!

Online AERMOD Training Course with CASANZ – Mar 1-4, 2022

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Together with the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand (CASANZ), we will hold an online AERMOD air dispersion modeling course. Training will take place in four, 4-hour webinars from March 1 to 4, 2022 from 11:00am to 3:00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) daily.

Register now before space is gone!

Note: The above course will be based specifically on regulations for the Australia/New Zealand region.


AERMOD (Mar 1-4, 2022)



Online AERMOD Training Course – May 17-18, 2022

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Don’t miss out on our 2-day online AERMOD training course taking place on May 17 and 18, 2022 from 8:30am to 5:00pm (Central Time UTC-6).

Register today before space is gone!

Note: Due to the immense popularity of our online courses and small class sizes, we recommend registering and making payment as soon as possible.


AERMOD (May 18-19, 2022)



Just Announced – New Online AERMOD Courses!

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We’re pleased to announce the following upcoming Online AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling Courses. Join us for world class training from the convenience of your own home or office with our senior level air quality experts!

AERMOD: Jun 7-8, 2022

AERMOD: Jul 19-20, 2022

AERMOD: Aug 23-24, 2022

AERMOD: Sep 20-21, 2022

Online registration is available now. Our online courses sell out quickly! We recommend registering and making payment as soon as possible.


2022 Course Schedule

Mar 1-4, 2022
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May 17-18, 2022
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May 24-25, 2022
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Jun 7-8, 2022
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Jul 19-20, 2022
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Aug 23-24, 2022
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Sep 20-21, 2022
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Reporting Plant Boundary Results in AERMOD View

Previous Modeling Tips have covered different aspects of identifying plant boundaries in an AERMOD View project. This modeling tip describes plant boundary visualization capabilities and the ability to separate onsite and offsite impacts.

A new feature in AERMOD View now allows users to easily locate modeled results along the boundary line – Plant Boundary Reports. These new reports don’t even require any special updates to your projects (new or existing).

The only requirement is that the project include a Plant Boundary. This can be drawn by hand using the Plant Boundary Tool or imported via the Receptor Pathway | Fenceline inputs.

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Plant Boundary Tool

After the model has been run, access reports via the Reports tool button along the main menu.

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You can choose from 2 different report types:

  1. Plant Boundary Summary reports concentrations at all selected receptors along the boundary according to the output options selected.
  2. Plant Boundary Maximum reports only the maximum concentrations from the selected receptors along the boundary.

Both reports can be filtered to display Primary, Intermediate, or all boundary receptors, and the results can be filtered by Source Group as well. Results are presented for any high values identified in the project’s Output Pathway.

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Sample Plant Boundary Maximum Report



Future of Winter: UNH Researchers Find Low Emissions Vital to Slow Warming

February 3, 2022 - Winters are warming faster than summers in North America, impacting everything from ecosystems to the economy. Global climate models indicate that this trend will continue in future winters but there is a level of uncertainty around the magnitude of warming. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire focused on the role of carbon dioxide emissions in this equation—looking at the effects of both high and low levels of carbon dioxide emissions on future climate warming scenarios—and found that a reduction in emissions could preserve almost three weeks of snow cover and below freezing temperatures..

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Ocean Eddies Could Explain Antarctic Sea-Ice Paradox

February 2, 2022 - Despite global warming and the sea-ice loss in the Arctic, the Antarctic sea-ice extent has remained largely unchanged since 1979. However, existing climate model-based simulations indicate significant sea-ice loss, contrary to actual observations. As experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute have now shown, the ocean may weaken warming around Antarctica and delay sea-ice retreat. Given that many models are not capable of accurately reflecting this factor and the role of ocean eddies, the study, which was just published in the journal Nature Communications, provides the basis for improved simulations and forecasts of the future development of the Antarctic.

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2022 Conference Schedule

Air & Waste Management Association’s 115th Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 27-30, 2022 | San Francisco, CA | Booth #304

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