ITM 2018 – 36th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application
Concerns or questions about air pollution and climate change? Join Golder and specialists from around the world at IMT2018 to discuss Air Pollution Modelling. Connect with our Atmospheric services team who will be at hand during the poster sessions sharing their learnings from interesting research projects.
Comparison of the performance of AERMOD and CALPUFF dispersion model outputs to monitored data
Presenter: Camille Taylor (P.Eng., Eng.), Senior Air Quality Specialist (Ottawa)
AERMOD and CALPUFF are approved regulatory air dispersion models for use to assess air quality compliance to provincial standards. This research aims to assess the nearfield performance of these two models by comparing modelled concentrations predictions with monitored observations. Two case studies of facilities located in Ontario are analyzed.
About Camille Taylor
Ms. Taylor is a licensed Senior Air Quality Engineer in Ontario and Quebec with 15 years of experience in air quality including atmospheric science, dispersion modelling, ambient air monitoring, emission inventories, and environmental compliance. Ms. Taylor is fluent in French and English and has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering with an Environmental Option from the University of Ottawa. She is the technical lead on complex air quality projects including advanced dispersion modelling report and data analysis. She is also responsible for leading the development of local capacity for air quality services for Eastern Canada and the US. In addition to her full-time work as a Senior Air quality Engineer at Golder, Ms. Taylor has been serving as a Director of the Air & Waste Management Association for over 10 years and is a part-time professor at a local University.
Hamilton Airshed Modelling System
Presenter: Janya Kelly (B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D.), Air Quality Specialist (Mississauga)
The objective of this study is to develop and implement the city of Hamilton Airshed Modelling System, which will provide a platform to better understand the processes and contributions to Hamilton’s air quality and aid to inform future policy and human health impact decisions.
About Janya Kelly
Dr. Janya Kelly is an Air Quality Specialist and has been working in the area of air quality and climate change for over seven years. She has completed a three-year post-doctorate at Environment Canada studying the future impacts of climate change on air quality in North America. Dr. Kelly is the project manager for the development and implementation of the Hamilton Airshed Modelling System. As part of this project, Dr. Kelly oversaw the development of the Hamilton Airshed Modelling System and acts as the lead for the photochemical modelling, and was involved in the analysis and validation of the results.