LADCO supports our member states by performing regional air quality model simulations and transferring data and technical expertise for use within the states.

Our modeling focuses on estimating urban to continental scale, ground level concentrations of ozone and its precursors, PM2.5 and its precursors, and acid deposition. 

 


July 2, 2011 Daily Maximum 8-hour Average O3 estimated by CAMx (LADCO 2011en).

The modeling and analysis software that we use at LADCO include:

  • Air Quality: CAMx, CMAQ
  • Emissions: SMOKE, ERTAC-EGU, MOVES, MEGAN
  • Meteorology: WRF
  • Analysis: NCL, R, VERDI, Python, SMAT-CE, AMET
  • GIS: ESRI Arc-GIS, QGIS

LADCO maintains a 200+ CPU Linux compute cluster with over 300 Tb of online data storage. We are constantly upgrading and expanding our computing capabilities to best support the technical needs of our member states.  To supplement our on-site, enterprise computing infrastructure, we are migrating our modeling capacity to use on-demand cloud computing through Amazon Web Services (AWS).

 

Contact the LADCO Air Quality Modeler for more information about air quality modeling at LADCO.