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Latest News

Oct 2016...

AERMOD View 9.2 Released!

- New Lakes Satellite mapping system
- NLCD 2001 in Land Use Creator
- Source input enhancements

see release notes

Oct 2016...

CALRoads View 6.5 Released!

- New Lakes Satellite mapping system
- Excel Import/Export ETS Data
- Met View Graph display

see release notes

Aug/Sep 2016...

CALPUFF View 8.4 Released!

- New US EPA CALMET & CALPUFF models (Version 5.8.5)
- New Lakes Satellite mapping system

see release notes

 

News & Events

Our Latest News and Events of 2014
 

AERMOD View™ Version 8.6 Released!

On May 8, 2014, Lakes Environmental released AERMOD View Version 8.6.

New features include:

  • Hourly Emission File Maker: Allows users to create a file which contains hourly emissions data for every selected source
  • AERMET View Land Use Creator: Easily create land use files in NLCD92 format which can be used in AERSURFACE to calculate surface roughness, albedo, and Bowen ratio for any location world-wide
  • Sloped Roof Buildings: New tool automatically creates intermediate tiers to approximate a sloped roof building
  • Import/Export Plant Boundary: Plant boundaries can now be imported/exported from/to an Excel file
  • Tile Maps: MapQuest Satellite and Open Street Maps updated to support changes in server
 

For a detailed listing of updates available in AERMOD View Version 8.6, please check out our latest release notes.

If you are currently in maintenance for AERMOD View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at support@webLakes.com.

If you are a user of AERMOD View but are no longer in maintenance please contact sales@webLakes.com for pricing to get up and running on version 8.6.


Lakes & E&E Peru S.A. - AERMOD & CALPUFF Courses in Lima – Sep 15-18, 2014

Lakes Environmental and E&E Peru S.A. invite you to participate in four days of AERMOD and CALPUFF training taking place in Lima from September 15 to 18, 2014.


If you are interested in registering for these courses, please contact Jackeline Benavides of E&E Peru S.A. at jbenavides@eeperu.pe.


Further details, including course venue and registration form, can be found our website.


Course: AERMOD (Sep 15-16, 2014)
Course: CALPUFF (Sep 17-18, 2014)
Location: Lima, Peru
Contact: jbenavides@eeperu.pe
Info: Registration Form

 

Lakes Environmental at A&WMA Conference and Exhibition

Lakes Environmental will be in Long Beach, California from June 24-27, 2014 for the 107th Annual Air & Waste Management Conference & Exhibition.


Drop by booth #208 to meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and for your chance to win a FREE copy of our AERMOD View, CALPUFF View or AERSCREEN View air dispersion modeling software!


Visit the conference website to register for this annual event. This year's conference offers excellent opportunities for the environmental professional. You don’t want to miss it!

 

Professional Development Courses at 2014 A&WMA Conference and Exhibition

As in previous years, the Air & Waste Management Association will be offering a variety high quality professional development courses prior to the annual conference in Long Beach.

This year, Lakes Environmental President, Dr. Jesse Thé will be teaching one-day introductory courses on AERMOD and CALPUFF air dispersion modeling. Please find below a listing of these courses.


AIR-299: AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling – Sunday, June 22


AIR-298: An Introduction to the CALPUFF Modeling System – Monday, June 23


Advanced registration is only available until Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of these exciting courses!

 

CALPUFF View™ Version 7.1 Released!

On April 23, 2014, Lakes Environmental released CALPUFF View Version 7.1.

New features include:

  • Latest Models: Support for the latest TRC models released March 2014: CALMET 6.4, CALSUM 1.5, SMERGE 5.7, and BUOY 1.3. These new models are part of the CALPUFF Version 6.42 modeling system.
  • Land Use Creator: Many more options and features are now available for this utility including auto-download of GLCC land use data.
  • CALMET Sub-Domains: Support for specifying CALMET.DAT files for CALMET sub-domains (sub-grids).
  • Area Sources: Modifications on handling circular area sources and polygonal area sources.
  • Tile Maps: MapQuest Satellite tile maps updated to support recent changes from MapQuest server.
 

For a detailed listing of updates available in CALPUFF View Version 7.1, please check out our latest release notes.

If you are currently in maintenance for CALPUFF View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at support@webLakes.com.

If you are a user of CALPUFF View but are no longer in maintenance please contact sales@webLakes.com for pricing to get up and running on version 7.1.


New Dates! AERMOD & CALPUFF Courses – Las Vegas – May 12-16, 2014

Lakes Environmental has recently announced new dates for the AERMOD and CALPUFF courses taking place in Las Vegas this May. This change was made due to scheduling conflicts with our lead instructor.

Old Course Dates: April 7-11, 2014

New Course Dates: May 12-16, 2014


There’s still time to take advantage of our early registration discounts!


Early Registration Discount Ends: Apr 12, 2014


Further information including course location and registration form can be found on our website.

 

New Dates! AERMOD & CALPUFF Courses – Toronto – May 26-29, 2014

Lakes Environmental recently announced new dates for the AERMOD and CALPUFF courses taking place in Toronto this May. This change was made due to scheduling conflicts with our lead instructor.

Old Course Dates: May 12-15, 2014

New Course Dates: May 26-29, 2014


Register today to take advantage of our early registration discounts!


Early Registration Discount Ends: Apr 26, 2014


For more information regarding this course, please visit our website.

 

AERMOD and CALPUFF Courses in Calgary - May 5-8, 2014

Lakes Environmental will be holding 4-days of AERMOD and CALPUFF training in Calgary, from May 5 to 8, 2014. Further details including course outline and registration form can be found on our website.

Register today to take advantage of our early registration discount!


Early Registration Discount Ends: April 5, 2014


Course: AERMOD (May 5-6, 2014)
Course: CALPUFF (May 7-8, 2014)
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Contact: training@weblakes.com
Info: Registration Form

 

Lakes Environmental at CANECT 2014

Lakes Environmental will once again be exhibiting at the Canadian Environmental Conference & Tradeshow, CANECT 2014, in Mississauga, Ontario, from April 29 to 30, 2014.

Come and visit us at booth 1440 for information about our software products, as well as your chance to win a FREE copy of our AERMOD View software! To obtain conference information, please visit the CANECT website.


CALPUFF View™ Version 7.0 Released!

On February 21, 2014, Lakes Environmental released CALPUFF View Version 7.0.

New features include:

  • Latest EPA-Approved Models: Support for the new CALPUFF and CALMET executables (Version 5.8.4, Level 130731)
  • Time Series Animations: View and export animations of meteorological data (CALMET.DAT), modeled concentrations (CONC.DAT), and deposition fluxes (DFLX.DAT, WFLX.DAT)
  • Variable Emissions Graph: Line graph display of variable emission rates for external sources
  • Sloped Roof Buildings: Automatically create intermediate tiers to approximate sloped roof buildings
 

For a detailed listing of updates available in CALPUFF View Version 7.0, please check out our latest release notes.

If you are currently in maintenance for CALPUFF View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at support@webLakes.com.

If you are a user of CALPUFF View but are no longer in maintenance please contact LakesSoftware@webLakes.com for pricing to get up and running on version 7.0.

CALRoads View™ Version 6.2.5 Released!

On February 5, 2014, Lakes Environmental released CALRoads View Version 6.2.5.

New features include:


  • Download of OpenStreetMaps was updated to support recent changes from map server
  • Several improvements and fixes were incorporated into WRPLOT View

Check out our release notes for a complete list of the changes and new features available in CALRoads View Version 6.2.5.

 

If you are currently in maintenance for CALRoads View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at support@webLakes.com.

If you are a user of CALRoads View but are no longer in maintenance please contact LakesSoftware@webLakes.com for pricing to get up and running on version 6.2.5.


Lakes & CASANZ AERMOD Course in Sydney, Australia – Mar 11-13, 2014

Lakes Environmental and the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand (CASANZ) invite you to participate in a 3-day AERMOD course taking place in Sydney from March 11 to 13, 2014.

If you are interested in registering for this AERMOD course, please contact Vicki Callaway, Training Administrator for CASANZ at admin@casanz.org.au.

Further details including course venue and registration form can be found on the CASANZ website.


Registration Closes: February 28, 2014


Course: AERMOD (March 11-13, 2014)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact: admin@casanz.org.au

 

Lakes & APCAS AERMOD Course in Quebec City – Mar 20-21, 2014

Lakes Environmental is pleased to be travelling to Quebec City for two days of AERMOD training from March 20 to 21, 2014.


This course will be hosted by APCAS (Association pour la prévention de la contamination de l’air et du sol). Presentation of the course as well as all course materials (presentation slides, course notes, etc) will be in English.


Don’t be left out! Register Today!

 

High Performance Modeling Runs

When you need AERMOD model results quickly but your project is taking too long to run, contact the experts at Lakes Environmental for help!


Lakes Environmental runs AERMOD projects for clients using the powerful capabilities of a Cray Supercomputer. Using our AERMOD MPI parallel code, model runs finish in a fraction of the time as compared to the standard single-processor AERMOD executable, and the results are 100% equivalent.

 

To find out more, or to request a quote for this service, please contact us today at sales@weblakes.com.


AERMOD View™ Version 8.5 Released!

On January 21, 2014, Lakes Environmental released AERMOD View Version 8.5.

New features include:


  • Latest US EPA Models: Support for the latest US EPA AERMOD/AERMET model version 13350 (please see Notice below)
  • AERMOD MPI: New Lakes AERMOD parallel version to support AERMOD model version 13350
  • NOx to NO2 Options: New ARM and ARM2 methods
  • Vary Concentrations: Specify downwind sectors to vary background ozone and background concentrations
  • Excel Import/Export: Added Line Volume and Line Area types to source import/export functions
 

Check out our release notes for a complete list of the changes and new features available in AERMOD View Version 8.5.

If you are currently in maintenance for AERMOD View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at support@webLakes.com.

If you are a user of AERMOD View but are no longer in maintenance please contact LakesSoftware@webLakes.com for pricing to get up and running on version 8.5.

Notice Regarding AERMET/AERMOD 13350

On January 24, 2014, the U.S. EPA made public a notice announcing that new versions of the AERMOD and AERMET models will be published as early as this week.

These updates will address several bugs that have been identified in the recent updates to AERMOD and AERMET dated 13350. Once the new models are published, Lakes Environmental will send a detailed notice regarding these updates and begin incorporating these changes into AERMOD View.


New 2014 AERMOD Course Locations Announced

Lakes Environmental has just announced additional AERMOD course locations for 2014! A listing of these new dates and locations can be found below.

Mar 11-13, 2014

AERMOD

Sydney, Australia*

Mar 20-21, 2014

AERMOD

Québec City**

Oct 6-8, 2014

AERMOD

Brisbane, Australia*


* Sponsored by CASANZ
** Sponsored by APCAS


Space will fill up fast! Contact us today to reserve your spot. Further details can be found on our website.

 

Lakes Environmental at EUEC 2014

Lakes Environmental will be in Phoenix, Arizona from February 3-5, 2014 for the 17th Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC).

We invite you to stop by booth #626 to meet Dr. Jesse Thé and Mr. Bryan Matthews. They would be happy to speak with you regarding our technologically advanced environmental software solutions and services.

 

Dr. Thé will also be presenting a paper entitled “Analysis of Real-Time & Forecast Air Quality Modeling Systems” during the 7:30-9:30am session (B7) on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. This session will take place in the exhibit hall room B.


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