rapidAER – Fast and Easy AERMOD

rapidAER – Fast and Easy AERMOD

The rapidAER application redefines the way AERMOD modeling can be accelerated.

rapidAER has greatly enhanced the AERMOD modeling capabilities in three main areas:

  • simplified data entry and input file preparation
  • increased processing speed for model runs
  • expanded analysis and reporting capabilities

simplified data entry and input file preparation

  • simplified interface
  • Google Earth integration
  • enter data once, reuse many times
  • user file tracking
  • integtated AERMET, AERMAP, AERPLOT, BPIP and more

rapidAER has a simplified interface, designed so that a new user with a simple modelling requirement is not forced to deal with screens that he does not need. Experienced modellers needing the full set of AERMOD capabilities can quickly prepare the necessary inputs.

rapidAER uses the Google Earth application for graphical input of location data and for graphical output from the model.

rapidAER allows you to enter data once and reuse many times. With an integrated database, you can store common data for a facility including sources, buildings, boundary, grids, background concentrations, and emissions. Copy an existing run from the database, import from csv and other files, or import an AERMOD input file to populate all of the fields in the run. Access any information for the run or any other run in the database, in most cases with one mouse click.

The system keeps track of all of the files created by the user or produced by the model, which avoids wasted time and reduces the possibility of submission errors. A modeling dashboard provides a single location for creating the input file, submitting and tracking model runs, reviewing model logs and model input/output files.

The AERMET, AERMAP, AERPLOT, BPIP and related programs are integrated into the system, including automated data extraction and transfer to the source, building and grid components of the database. rapidAER uses the Google Earth as interface to graphical input as well as display.

increased processing speed for model runs

Performing the core model calculations once and then reusing the results for other scenarios leads to much faster runs.

The rapidAER approach to using the code greatly speeds up model execution especially when runs for many substances or scenarios are based on a single model run.

All of the dispersion computations are made by the US EPA AERMOD code so that rapidAER produces results exactly matching the EPA results.

rapidAER has a simplified interface, designed so that a new user with a simple modelling requirement is not forced to deal with screens that he does not need. Experienced modellers needing the full set of AERMOD capabilities can quickly prepare the necessary inputs.

expanded analysis and reporting capabilities

The process of saving the core computations also permits much more extensive analysis and reporting, including complete source attribution.

It also facilitates the interactive modeling where the user can perform scenarios without creating input files and obtain results within seconds.

rapidAER installation and operation has been simplified as of Version 3.0

Eliminated the need for SQL Express and Surfer for rapidAER Lite and GUI, reducing installation time to 5 minutes with no third party or Windows requirements.

The use of an embedded database provides a simpler and more responsive program operation, while providing the full database capabilities of the previous versions.