Advanced CALPUFF - Auckland, NZ

The advanced course is aimed at those who have already attended a three day introductory CALPUFF course or are experienced using the model. The course objective is to provide modellers with the latest CALPUFF updates and to discuss selected advanced problems. The day is meant to be informal and be more like a workshop where issues are discussed in an open forum. The instructor also has a range of technical subject material for presentation on many different subjects and a range of advanced ‘hands-on’ case study applications for the afternoon session.

1 Day


Cliftons Auckland Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland New Zealand   View map


If you are interested in attending this course, please contact:
Jacinda Shen Training Manager

  • Morning
    • Discussion of CALPUFF updates and advanced problems
  • Afternoon
    • Hands-on case studies

Advanced modelling discussions and possible case studies/problems include:

  • Current and future status of air quality regulations and modelling
  • Prognostic meteorological model data as input to CALMET and CALPUFF. Differences between No-Obs and Pass-through modes in CALMET.
  • Explore the sensitivity of the model (particularly CALMET) to changes in input. For example, how does the steepness and size of a slope affect the winds generated by CALMET?  How big does a water body have to be to produce a significant effect on the wind field etc?
  • Coastline file and sea breeze fumigation
  • Working with sub-hourly data, accidental releases and development of met file using data typically available in Aust/NZ
  • Modelling fugitive dust, odours, mine blasting, etc.
  • Modelling gas to particle phase, modelling sulfates, nitrates using new advanced chemistry options
  • Using and understanding the advanced switches within CALMET/CALPUFF
  • Future enhancements to the modelling system

This course is limited to twelve participants.

Jenny Barclay

Jenny has instructed at more than 68, three to five day Introductory and Advanced meteorological, dispersion modelling and odour training courses for various consultants and industry including Professional Organisations – AWMA, CASANZ, NACA, the US EPA, Universities and industry all around the world.

Jenny is the author of many published peer reviewed reports, papers and scientific articles and she regularly presents at international scientific conferences. She has been involved in developing model guidance documentation for both Australia and New Zealand.

The training course will be conducted using the CALPUFF View GUI from Lakes Environmental.  CALPUFF View incorporates CALMET, CALPUFF and CALPOST.

CALPUFF is a multi-layer, multi-species non-steady-state puff dispersion model, which can simulate the effects of time and space, varying meteorological conditions on pollutant transport, chemical transformation and plume depletion.  CALMET is a diagnostic meteorological model consisting of a wind field module and micro-meteorological modules for over-water and over-land boundary layers.  CALPUFF is a Guideline model recommended by regulatory agencies in Australia and New Zealand and many countries throughout the world.  CALPUFF is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including long-range transport, and near-field applications involving complex flows and non-steady-state situations, such as in coastal applications, calm wind dispersion, stagnation, fumigation, complex terrain and recirculation situations (e.g., land-sea breezes).  The model is suitable for source-receptor distances ranging from fence-line applications (tens of metres) to several hundred kilometres.


Early bird: NZ$920

Registration: NZ$1,020

Late Registration: NZ$1,120


Early bird: NZ$1,200

Registration: NZ$1,330

Late Registration: NZ$1,430


Registration: NZ$510

Late Registration: NZ$610

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Only one discount type is applicable per registration, the following discounts are available:


Only one discount type is applicable per registration, the following discounts are available:

Multiple registration discount:  three or more registrations from the same organisation receive a 20% discount.  Apply the coupon code Group19 at the checkout.

Government employee discount: 10% discount on the early bird member rate is available for all government employees regardless of membership status.  Apply the coupon code Gov19 at the checkout.