The highly flexible Air Modeling Import Wizard provides users with the tools necessary to import modeling results from a wide variety of air dispersion models (e.g., ISCST3, AERMOD, CALPUFF, and SCIPUFF) and in multiple data formats. Import formats are not limited or predefined by rigid software requirements. This capability allows users to extract the maximum benefit from previous modeling runs often reducing the need to re-run models. This flexibility results in significant time and cost savings since air dispersion modeling runs often take hours, days, and even weeks to complete (especially if modeling deposition, which is often the case when risk modeling).
In addition, advanced error logging and numeric validation reporting options eliminate the concept of “black-box modeling”. These powerful features provide fully transparent modeling results and error logging options to provide users with total command and control of equation inputs, intermediate calculations, and final results. These reporting options enable the efficient and transparent communication of risk results to stakeholders and also provide a mechanism for documenting methods and input parameters used to form the basis of risk modeling results.