Meteorological Data

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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 Name Latitude Longitude Elevation (m) AERMOD-Ready Met Data Sets  AERSURFACE Output Files Wind Roses
Carpinteria 34.403 -119.459 137.0 Carp12-16.zip Carp12-16aersurface.zip Carp 2012-2016 Wind Rose
El Capitan 34.462 -120.026 42.0 ElCap12-16.zip ElCap12-16aersurface.zip ElCap 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Ellwood 34.430 -119.911 20.0 Ellwood12-16.zip Ellwood12-16aersurface.zip Ellwood 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Goleta 34.446 -119.828 14.0 Goleta12-16.zip Goleta12-16aersurface.zip Goleta 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Las Flores Canyon 34.490 -120.047 184.0 LFC12-16.zip LFC12-16aersurface.zip LFC 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Lompoc H Street 34.638 -120.457 41.0 Lompoc12-16.zip Lompoc12-16aersurface.zip Lompoc 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Lompoc Watt Rd 34.781 -120.607 48.0 WattRd93-96.zip WattRd93-96aersurface.zip WattRd 1993-1996 Wind Rose
Nojoqui Pass 34.527 -120.196 303.0 Nojoqui12-16.zip Nojoqui12-16aersurface.zip Nojoqui 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Paradise Road 34.542 -119.791 371.0 Paradise12-16.zip Paradise12-16aersurface.zip Paradise 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Santa Barbara Airport* 34.426 -119.842 4.0 SBA12-16Ustar.zip SBA12-16aersurface.zip SBA U* 2012-2016 Wind Rose
SB National Guard 34.428 -119.691 20.0 SBNG12-16.zip SBNG12-16aersurface.zip SBNG 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Santa Maria Airport* 34.899 -120.448 79.6 SMX12-16Ustar.zip SMX12-16aersurface.zip SMX U* 2012-2016 Wind Rose
Santa Maria Broadway 34.949 -120.438 76.0 SMBroadway12-16.zip SMBroadway12-16aersurface.zip SMBroadway 2012-2016 Wind Rose
UCSB West Campus 34.415 -119.879 9.0 UCSB12-16.zip UCSB12-16aersurface.zip UCSB 2012-2016 Wind Rose
VAFB South 34.596 -120.631 104.0 VAFB12-16.zip VAFB12-16aersurface.zip VAFB 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).