Anybody knowledgeable or experienced in using CALPUFF for particulate monitoring, or other air quality issues? Second, will the EPA accept CALPUFF models of particulate dispersion?
Recently, Gretchen G. posted that the EPA's AERMOD modeling, which is used in air quality permits, was not good because it ignored the conservation of mass. Gretchen, please correct anything that I got wrong or left out here.
I'm concerned because I think that air quality permits for sand mines, processing, and trans-loads are given using a bad model. The results of a bad model may be people breathing pollution.
The Wisconsin DNR uses some version of AERMOD, & appears to leave out the AERMAP step, which is the terrain modeling that's supposed to be included.
I keep coming across CALPUFF as an alternate. to AERMOD.
I wonder if its modelling is a better data fit than AERMOD. I also wonder if anybody tests models with measurements, some kind of reliable evidence.