The layout of the Advanced CALPUFF course is now available

calpuff odours   The registration period for the two-day Odour Course about Meteorological and Dispersion Modelling with CALPUFF was opened some time ago, and now the program for this course has been published. This specialist training course is being organized by and will take place on 20 and 21 November, 2015 in Bilbao, Spain. 

   After the successful editions of 2013 in Madrid, Spain and 2014 in Santiago, Chile, it is time to organize the 3rd Course on CALPUFF and odour Modelling. This time though, we are organizing an Advanced Course.

   This specialist course on odour emission modelling with CALPUFF is made in collaboration with the independent odour modeling specialist Jennifer Barclay, who will be the instructor of the course. This course will be held in English.

Check or download the last version of the program here


   This Advanced CALPUFF course will be divided into two days:

Friday, November 20 – Day 1

INTRODUCTION (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

1. Introduction
1.1 Odour Characteristics
1.2 Odour Measurement and units
1.3 Odour Intensity
1.4 Individual Dose-Response Odour Concentration Gradient
1.5 Grey ‘area’ Between Health and Annoyance
1.6 Nuisance Laws vs. Guidelines
1.7 Odour Regulation updates – Europe, America, Australasia
2. Odour Modelling
2.1 Why Conduct Air Modelling?
2.2 Regulatory Models for Odours
2.3 Latest Regulatory Status of Odour Models
2.3.1 CALPUFF Regulatory Status
2.3.2 Steady-State Conditions
2.3.3 Non-Steady State Conditions
2.4 Hedonic Tone and latest developments in Odour Science
2.5 Odour modelling vs regular modelling
3. Odour Modelling Processing
3.1 Adjustments to sub hourly guidelines
3.2 Percentiles
3.3 Peak to Mean Ratios
4. Introduction to CALPUFF Modelling System

Morning Break (10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

5. Complex Flow Situations
6. Introduction Meteorological Modelling
6.1 Prognostic Models (WRF, MM5, TAPM, RAMS)
6.2 Numerical Model Data
6.3 Observations
6.4 3D Diagnostic Meteorological Model (CALMET)
6.5 2D Meteorological Data (AERMOD)
7. Odour Industry
7.1 Emissions
7.2 Sources
7.3 Fugitive Sources
7.4 Industry types

Lunch (12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)


8.1 Introduction to CALApps and CALPUFF Version 7.
8.2 Simple CALApps Test Case Study
8.3 Hands on Odour Application using latest Beta Version of CALApps

Saturday, November 21 – Day 2

ADVANCED TOPICS (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

9. CALMET and Meteorology
9.1 Development of Model Domains and Grid Resolution
9.2 Terrain and Land use
9.3 Critical Model Parameters – When To Use Them, How to Choose
9.4 Sub-hourly Meteorology
9.4.1 ASOS Stations USA
9.4.2 Sonic Anemometers
9.4.3 One Minute ASOS Data
9.4.4 SURFCSV Generic Data File
9.5 Low Wind Speed
10. Problems with AERMOD for Modelling Odours
10.1 Surface Characteristics
10.2 Calms, Light winds and Stagnation
10.3 Cumulative Impacts
10.4 Terrain
11. Meteorological Evaluation
12. CALPUFF Variable Emission Files
Morning Break (10:30 p.m. – 10:45 a.m.)
13. CALPUFF V7 New Developments
14. Advanced Source Types for Modelling
15. What Can Go Wrong?
16. Post Processing
17. Interpretation of Results
Lunch (12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
18.1 Sub-hourly case, calm conditions
18.2 Waste Water Treatment Plant
    Admission will be based on the number of available vacant seats and will be strictly on a first-come-first serve basis. Remember that the number of spots is limited to just 20 people.

Book your place now!


   Get the Early bird Registration before the 30th of October 2015 and save 160€!

   Late registration available till 19th of November.

   The course will be held in the BBF building, located at number 6 Uribitarte Street (second entrance by "Paseo de Uribitarte number 3"), at the 3rd floor. The nearest hotel is the "Hotel Jardines de Albia", but there are many hotels nearby.

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