The Air Quality Modeling Group (AQMG) is in the U.S. EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) and provides leadership and direction on the full range of air quality models, air pollution dispersion models and other mathematical simulation techniques used in assessing pollution control strategies and the impacts of air pollution sources.
The AQMG serves as the focal point on air pollution modeling techniques for other EPA headquarters staff, EPA regional Offices, and State and local environmental agencies. It coordinates with the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) on the development of new models and techniques, as well as wider issues of atmospheric research. Finally, the AQMG conducts modeling analyses to support the policy and regulatory decisions of the EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS).
The AQMG is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.
Projects maintained by the AQMGEdit
The AQMG maintains the following specific projects:
- Air Quality Analyses to Support Modeling
- Air Quality Modeling Guidelines
- Dispersion Modeling Computer Codes
- Dispersion Modeling
- Emissions Inventories For Regional Modeling
- Guidance on Modeling for New NAAQS & Regional Haze
- Meteorological Data Guidance and Modeling
- Model Clearinghouse
- Models-3/Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ)
- Models3 Applications Team, Outreach and Training Coordination
- Multimedia Modeling
- PM Data Analysis and PM Modeling
- Preferred/Recommended Models Alternative Models Screening Models
- Regional Ozone Modeling
- Roadway Intersection Modeling
- Support Center For Regulatory Air Models (SCRAM)
- Urban Ozone Modeling
- Visibility and Regional Haze Modeling
- ↑ Turner, D.B. (1994), Workbook of atmospheric dispersion estimates: an introduction to dispersion modeling, CRC Press, ISBN: 156670023X.
- ↑ Beychok, Milton R., Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion, (2005), 4th Edition, author-published, ISBN: 0964458802.
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- Air Resources Laboratory
- American Meteorological Society (AMS)
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
- National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
- National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark (NERI)
- Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
- Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
- Royal Meteorological Society (RMS)
- TA Luft
- UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee
- UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau
- UK Met Office
- The USA National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center