Meteorological Data for Dispersion Models

Alberta Environment (now Alberta Environment and Parks) developed Fifth Generation NCAR/Penn State Mesoscale Model version 3.5 (MM5) meteorological data for all of Alberta, for 2002-2006. The data can be extracted using software to run regulatory models. Supporting documentation for the data sets can be found in:

Details on how to obtain the data sets and the extraction software are available from:

The availability of standard meteorological data provides easily accessible resources and reduces inconsistencies in meteorological data quality.

For additional assistance with MM5 data, please contact:

The MM5 data is 12 kilometre grid and a total of 30 vertical layers. The data domain extents are shown in the table.

Corners

MM5 Indices

Geographic

UTM Zone 11

NAD83

UTM Zone 12

NAD83

I

J

Longitude (degrees)

Latitude (degrees)

Easting (m)

Northing (m)

Easting (m)

Northing (m)

Lower Left

0

0

-120.7462

48.7207

224,488

5,403,185

-216,381

5,442,409

Lower Right

0

68

-109.3251

48.1543

1,070,615

5,362,003

624,567

5,334,808

Upper Left

108

0

-120.6712

60.6082

299,071

6,724,756

-28,194

6,758,122

Upper Right

108

68

-105.9450

59.9021

1,116,520

6,692,214

782,607

6,651,310

 

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Updated: Sep 17, 2018