ARL News

CMAQ Selected As The National Air Quality Assessment Tool


May 4, 2004

The Community Multi-Scale Air Quality model (CMAQ) developed by staff of the Air Resources Laboratory has been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as the model “of choice” for regulatory purposes.

The CMAQ also serves as the basis for the operational air quality forecasting capability presently in final stages of development by NOAA and EPA.

As things now stand, CMAQ is the community model forming the basis for both the nation’s regulatory apparatus and the emerging air quality forecasting system.

Contact information: Bruce B. Hicks
Phone: (301) 713-0684