Surface tab in AERMET 7 allows surface data, typically from government weather
stations, to be read in to AERMET. This includes 1-minute (AERMINUTE) wind data,
which can easily be imported. When you specify a surface data file, AERMET will
find the station in its internal database and fill in fields such as latitude
and longitude automatically.
Wide Array of Data Types
AERMET 7 supports a large number of
surface meteorological data formats. Many standard archive formats, from the
modern TD-3505 (ISHD) format to SAMSON, HUSWO, CD-144 (Card Deck 144), SCRAM,
and TD-3280. Additionally, AERMET 7 provides the unique capability to import
meteorological data formatted for the ADMS model, making comparisons between
AERMOD and ADMS easy. Additionally, AERMET 7 combines the ability to read ADMS
files with a mixing height estimation algorithm that allows AERMOD-ready data to
be prepared even in parts of the world (such as the U.K.) that do not have the
morning upper air sounding that AERMOD normally requires.
AERMINUTE and 1-Minute Wind Data (TD-6505) Integration
The AERMINUTE preprocessor, introduced in
2011, added a new level of sophistication and complexity to AERMOD
meteorological data processing. With BREEZE AERMET 7, you can import your raw
data and let AERMET 7 run AERMINUTE seamlessly for you or you can import an
AERMINUTE output file from a previous run. Either way, adding 1-minute wind data
to your project can be done with a few clicks.