Introductory CALPUFF: 20 – 22 June, 2018 - Melbourne, Vic

The three-day Introductory CALPUFF training course is aimed at individuals interested in air quality science who have a working knowledge of dispersion modelling. The objective of the course is to teach the proper use of CALPUFF through hands-on applications and give a thorough overview of dispersion modelling theory. This session is recommended for new users or those requiring a refresher in the operation of the modelling system, especially the new features that have been introduced in the past few years.

June 20, 2018
3 Full Days


Cliftons Level 1, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne - 9.00am to 5.00pm (8.30am Registration on 20 June)   View map


Industry Training
  • Day 1 Morning
    • CALPUFF Introduction and Overview
  • Day 1 Afternoon
    • GUI and hands-on case study
  • Day 2 Morning
    • CALMET
    • Pre-Processors
  • Day 2 Afternoon
    • Discussion of cases
    • Hands-on case study
  • Day 3 Morning
    • Post Processors
  • Day 3 Afternoon
    • Hands on case studies (sub-hourly accidental release; long range transport test case)

Introductory CALPUFF has the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview of dispersion modelling theory.
  • Teach use of CALPUFF Version 7 modelling system and CALMET.
  • Enable course participants to make animations and still images of wind vectors, concentrations, deposition patterns, transport trajectories and wind roses.
  • Describe recent model enhancements such as interfacing with ASOS and WRF/MM5 meteorological data sets, roadway simulations and new postprocessing capabilities.
  • Present a model evaluation history and inter-comparison tests.
  • Describe the use of Australian datasets including meteorology, terrain and land use.

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.

CALPUFF training will be conducted using the CALApps GUI and surfer.

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.

  • Hardcopy course workbook
  • Course certificate


Early bird, before 23 April 2018: AU$1,940

Registration after 23 April 2018: AU$2,150

Late Registration, after 4 June 2018: AU$2,250


Early bird, before 23 April 2018: AU$2,420

Registration after 23 April 2018: AU$2,690

Late Registration, after 4 June 2018: AU$2,790


Registration: AU$1,080

Late Registration, after 4 June 2018: AU$1,180

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

Group registration discount:  three or more registrations from the same organisation receive a 20% discount.  Apply the coupon code Group18 at the checkout.

Multiple training course discount: attend two CASANZ training events in one calendar year and receive a further 10% discount on all training courses within that year.  Apply the coupon code Multi18 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 Government at the checkout.

Jacinda Shen Training Co-ordinator