Air Quality

AER’s Air Quality team uses the scientific and technical expertise gained from our cutting-edge research to support federal, regional, state, local, and tribal air quality agencies, as well as non-profit and industry clients, in addressing their air quality challenges. We work with our clients to design air quality modeling and data analysis studies that meet our clients’ scientific, technical, and regulatory needs while staying within the required schedule and budget.

AER Air Quality Services (details):

  • Photochemical Air Quality Modeling at Urban to Global Scales with CMAQ, CAMx, and WRF-Chem
  • Regulatory Dispersion Modeling with EPA's AERMOD
  • Lagrangian Dispersion Modeling with HYSPLIT, STILT, and SCICHEM
  • High-Resolution and Ensemble Meteorological Modeling
  • Air Quality and Meteorological Data Analysis
  • Modeling and Analysis Support for the Development of State Implementation Plans (SIPs) and Demonstrations of Exceptional Events
  • Emission Modeling with SMOKE and MOVES
  • Inverse Modeling to Improve Emission Inventories at Urban to Global Scales
  • Air Quality Forecasting
  • Meteorological and Chemical Data Assimilation

Selected AER Air Quality Projects (details):

  • Meteorological Modeling for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Air Quality Studies
  • Investigating the Controls of Urban O3 and PM2.5 for TCEQ
  • An Exceptional Event Screening Tool to Identify Stratospheric Impacts on Ozone Exceedances
  • CMAQ Model Evaluation with Surface, Aircraft, and Satellite Data
  • Identifying and Quantifying Natural Gas Leaks in Boston for the EDF
  • Determining Impacts of Soot on Himalayan Glaciers for the World Bank
  • Forecasting Dust Storms for the Air Force
  • Advancing the Use of Satellite Observations to Study Air Quality
  • Expert Evaluation of Meteorological Inputs for Air Quality Modeling for SESARM

Other AER Air Quality Research

AER scientists perform cutting-edge research on atmospheric chemistry, pollutant dispersion, and the dependence of both on meteorology for a variety of agencies (e.g. NSF, NASA, NOAA).

Questions? To discuss your Air Quality challenges, please contact Matthew Alvarado using the Contact Us page.