Introductory CALPUFF - Auckland, NZ

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.

3 Days


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

  • 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.

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$1,970

Registration: NZ$2,190

Late Registration: NZ$2,290


Early bird: NZ$2,570

Registration: NZ$2,850

Late Registration: NZ$2,950


Registration: NZ$1,100

Late Registration: NZ$1,200

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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.