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AERMOD-ready meteorological data sets and AERSURFACE output files for use in AERSCREEN are available for dispersion modeling in Santa Barbara County.  Please download the data you need from the table below.  These input files were pre-processed using the AERMET program.

 Met Data Set NameLatitudeLongitudeElevation (m)AERMOD-Ready Met Data Sets AERSURFACE Output FilesWind Roses
Carpinteria34.403-119.459137.0Carp12-16.zipCarp12-16aersurface.zipCarp 2012-2016 Wind Rose
El Capitan34.462-120.02642.0ElCap12-16.zipElCap12-16aersurface.zipElCap 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Ellwood34.430-119.91120.0Ellwood12-16.zipEllwood12-16aersurface.zipEllwood 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Goleta34.446-119.82814.0Goleta12-16.zipGoleta12-16aersurface.zipGoleta 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Las Flores Canyon34.490-120.047184.0LFC12-16.zipLFC12-16aersurface.zipLFC 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Lompoc H Street34.638-120.45741.0Lompoc12-16.zipLompoc12-16aersurface.zipLompoc 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Lompoc Watt Rd34.781-120.60748.0WattRd93-96.zipWattRd93-96aersurface.zipWattRd 1993-1996 Wind Rose
Nojoqui Pass34.527-120.196303.0Nojoqui12-16.zipNojoqui12-16aersurface.zipNojoqui 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Paradise Road34.542-119.791371.0Paradise12-16.zipParadise12-16aersurface.zipParadise 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Santa Barbara Airport*34.426-119.8424.0SBA12-16Ustar.zipSBA12-16aersurface.zipSBA U* 2012-2016 Wind Rose
SB National Guard34.428-119.69120.0SBNG12-16.zipSBNG12-16aersurface.zipSBNG 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Santa Maria Airport*34.899-120.44879.6SMX12-16Ustar.zipSMX12-16aersurface.zipSMX U* 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Santa Maria Broadway34.949-120.43876.0SMBroadway12-16.zipSMBroadway12-16aersurface.zipSMBroadway 2012-2016 Wind Rose
UCSB West Campus34.415-119.8799.0UCSB12-16.zipUCSB12-16aersurface.zipUCSB 2012-2016 Wind Rose
VAFB South34.596-120.631104.0VAFB12-16.zipVAFB12-16aersurface.zipVAFB 2012-2016 Wind Rose

* The Santa Barbara Airport and Santa Maria Airport meteorological data sets were processed using the U star adjustment option (ADJ_U*).  The ADJ_U* option was used for these data sets because they do not include turbulence, or sigma-theta, measurements.  AERMOD automatically detects that the meteorological data was processed using the ADJ_U* option.

The locations of the meteorological stations where the data were gathered are shown in the image below.

The AERMOD modeling system can be obtained from the USEPA’s website.

The HARP modeling program can be obtained from the ARB’s website.

If you have any questions, call or e-mail David Harris at (805) 961-8824 (Air Toxics Section).