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.
* 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).