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WEBINAR: The Spatial Allocator 4.3, Release and Recent Updates
April 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 27, 2017. 2:00 PM (Eastern):
The meeting password is: cmas
The Spatial Allocator 4.3, Release and Recent Updates
Presenter: Zac Adelman
The Spatial Allocator (SA) is a set of open-source tools that helps users manipulate and generate data files related to emissions and air quality modeling. The tools perform functions similar to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), but are provided to the modeling community free of charge. In addition, the tools are designed to support some of the unique aspects of the file formats used for Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ), Sparse Matrix Operator Kernel Emissions (SMOKE), and Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) modeling.
The Spatial Allocator version 4.3 was release in January. This webinar will present the updates to the software. Topics to be covered include:
- Tools for preparing satellite data of land use and atmospheric observations for use in meteorology and air quality modeling.
- Updates to the Surrogate Tool for generating emissions spatial surrogates
- The new BELD4SMK tool for converting BELD4 land cover data for estimating biogenic emissions with SMOKE
- Model release process and the new Spatial Allocator GitHub page