Learn How to Use HARP
page last reviewed June 2, 2011
to Use HARP
is a combination of three separate disciplines
- emission inventory reporting; air dispersion modeling; and facility
health risk assessment. You must have a familiarity with these
disciplines if you plan to use HARP.
The best way to learn how to use the HARP software is to go through the
tutorial in Chapter 4 of the HARP User
Also, Appendix A and B of the HARP User Guide may be helpful to you.
Appendix A contains a set of "How-To" Guides that outline the basic steps
to complete a task. HARP is repetitious in data entry and setting up an
air dispersion run. Appendix A will remind you how to do certain tasks.
is a list of the file
extensions used in HARP. Once you figure out which part of HARP uses
which files, it is easier to understand how the software works.
Also available, is a list of tips and helpful reminders for setting up
and running a project. It is called the HARP
Tips to Remember.
Once you have gone through the tutorial, please try the HARP Point Source Sample Problem.
If you are interested in keeping a record of the project you have
created in HARP, you might be interested in the HARP Data File Matrix.
Data File Matrix is
a set of three tables
that provide information on which files are needed to document a health
risk assessment. It also lists which files are used/created by each
module in HARP. This is helpful for troubleshooting and recreating
someone else's work.