Atmospheric Studies Group


Atmospheric Studies Group

The Atmospheric Studies Group (ASG) is a part of TRC Solutions, a subsidiary of TRC Companies, Inc. headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. The ASG provides research and consulting services in the environmental and physical sciences with major emphasis on:

* Atmospheric pollution dispersion model development
* Atmospheric boundary layer research
* Air quality permitting, licensing, and regulatory consulting.

The ASG also provides intensive training programs in the use of the CALPUFF dispersion model.

The ASG staff

ASG's principals and supporting staff are very experienced scientists and engineers who have developed and evaluated numerous meteorological and dispersion models for both public agencies and private industries. The most notable dispersion model developed by the ASG staff is the CALPUFF model.

The ASG staff is committed to developing and using the latest scientific advances relative to air quality and air pollution dispersion modeling.

Most of the ASG principals were originally with the Sigma Research Company where they developed the CALPUFF model. Sigma Research subsequently became the dispersion modeling staff of the Earth Tech Company. [ [http://www.src.com/verio/download/CALPUFF_UsersGuide.pdf CALPUFF Users GUide] ] In April 2006, the dispersion modeling staff of Earth Tech became a part of TRC Solutions. [ [http://www.vistas-sesarm.org/documents/BARTModelingProtocol_rev3_18July06.pdf BART Modeling Protocol] (use the pdf search function to search for "TRC")] [CALPUFF]

ee also

*Air pollution
*Air Quality Modeling Group
*CALPUFF history
*Compilation of atmospheric dispersion models
*UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau
*Air pollution dispersion terminology

References

Further reading

For those who are unfamiliar with air pollution dispersion modelling and would like to learn more about the subject, it is suggested that either one of the following books be read:

*cite book | author=Turner, D.B. | title=Workbook of atmospheric dispersion estimates: an introduction to dispersion modeling| edition=2nd Edition| publisher=CRC Press | year=1994 | id=ISBN 1-56670-023-X [http://www.crcpress.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=L1023&parent_id=&pc= www.crcpress.com]

*cite book | author=Beychok, M.R. | title=Fundamentals Of Stack Gas Dispersion| edition=4th Edition| publisher=self-published | year=2005 | id=ISBN 0-9644588-0-2 [http://www.air-dispersion.com www.air-dispersion.com]

External links

* [http://www.src.com/ The current ASG web site]
* [http://www.trcsolutions.com/corporate/ The TRC Solutions web site]


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