I would appreciate if someone could help me understand about the SMOKE output files. In the output directory it creates two directories ‘cmaq.cb05ae6’ and ‘merge’. In the first directory it creates files starting with ‘pgts_l’ and in the second ‘inlnts’. I think CMAQ uses ‘inlnts’ file, then what is the use of other files? Also, I see that for my case ‘pgts_l’ files are 10 times larger than ‘inlnts’ files, is this normal?
You can treat some point sources as an elevated sources based on their stack parameters. When the sources are chosen as elevated sources by Elevpoint program, CMAQ will treat them as inline sources to compute plume rise internally. The rest of point sources will be stay in the layer 1 and output them as “ptgts_l” gridded hourly surface emissions. Here is some information how those elevated sources are selected and handled within the SMOKE.
Thanks for the response. About sizes, you think that is normal?
Another quick question, where can i find the latest cross reference speciation files? The one have are missing with some SCC codes, such as the following SCC codes:
Thank you very much
@bbaek could you please comment on this? Thanks
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