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SARMAP Modeling System

This page updated June 10, 1999.


The SARMAP Modeling System consists of the SARMAP Meteorological Model (SMM), Emissions Modeling System (EMS), and the SARMAP Air Quality Model (SAQM). The SMM is a non-hydrostatic version of the Penn State University/National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model, also known as MM5. The EMS, an enhanced version of the Geocoded Emissions Modeling Adaptation Project (GEMAP), is based upon SAS and ARC/INFO GIS software systems. The SAQM is a state-of-science three-dimensional regional scale air quality model.

Technical description of MM5, its computer code and its user's guide can be obtained from NCAR. Technical description of EMS, its computer code and its user's guide can be obtained from Dr. Saffet Tanrikulu of the California Air Resources Board. Note that the current version of EMS will require SAS and ARC/INFO GIS software systems. Information on SAS and ARC/INFO GIS software systems can be obtained from SAS Institute, Inc. and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI).

Documents on technical formulation and model performance, user's guide, computer code as well as sample inputs and outputs for SAQM are available. The SARMAP modeling system is publicly available and a copy of it can be obtained from Dr. Saffet Tanrikulu of the California Air Resources Board at the address given below:

Detailed information about the study can be obtained from Dr. Saffet Tanrikulu at (916) 322-7298 or via e-mail at stanriku@arb.ca.gov.


Please send questions or comments regarding the CCAQS site to: gobrien@arb.ca.gov


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1990 SARMAP Ozone Study

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