The Upper Air tab
allows the user to quickly import data from an upper atmosphere sounding
station, which is typically required in order to produce AERMOD-ready met data.
Like the Surface tab, when you select your upper air data file in the Upper Air
tab, AERMET 7 will save you time by automatically filling out fields such as
latitude and longitude.
Support for Non-U.S. Applications
AERMET 7 includes several
features designed to make it easier to generate AERMOD-ready meteorological data
for non-U.S. locations. For areas such as Asia and South America that have the
near-sunrise-time upper air observations needed by AERMOD, AERMET 7 allows the
user to specify a window centered on the local sunrise time in which to search
for data. For areas such as Western Europe that do not have near-sunrise
observations, AERMET 7 can use a combination of ADMS data and a proprietary
mixing height algorithm to produce AERMOD-ready data without the need for upper
air observations at all.