BEEST for Windows

Overview. BEEST for Windows is called a modeling manager, because all the parts you need for an ISCST3, ISC-Prime or AerMod analysis are all together in a seamless Windows interface. BEEST for Windows includes interfaces for ISCST3, BPIP, ISC-Prime, BPIP-Prime and AerMod*, plus all the source, receptor, and graphics tools you need.  By adding the stand-alone SCREEN3 for Windows, you also get a special interface for SCREEN3 built right into BEEST.  Add SURFER for Windows for a complete package.


Recommendations.  If you run Windows and need to perform modeling for industrial permits, our Permitting Suite of BEEST for Windows and SCREEN3 for Windows is the way to go.   If you need them, add our RunAve module or OLM version. Finally, get SURFER for Windows graphics software for a complete Windows-based modeling environment.

Modeling Manager.  BEEST for Windows is different than other AerMod/ISC Windows versions. BEEST is more than just a data entry program or a collection of parts. We call it a Modeling Manager. Why? Because everything you need for ISCST3, ISC-Prime and AerMod modeling – from source entry, to receptor generation, building calculations, to model execution, results analysis, and more – is presented in a seamless, user-intuitive interface that makes BEEST for Windows a true modeling project management tool.  It looks like we all will have to run a combination of ISCST3, ISC-Prime and AerMod.  BEEST for Windows makes it as easy as click, click, click to run all three models.  No need to re-enter any data or import from one program to another.

Data Entry -- Fill-In Forms or Graphically?  You choose.  BEEST for Windows allows the user to decide how to enter source, receptor and building data.  You can enter data by typing the values into friendly fill-in-the-blanks forms OR just point and click to place sources, receptors and buildings on you plant site graphically.

Too Many Sources, Receptors or Buildings?  Not with BEEST for Windows.  You can enter an unlimited number of sources, receptors and buildings.

Full Windows Support.  Only BEEST supports all the Windows editing tools you’re used to, like cut, copy, and pasting to and from the clipboard. Our source module lets you manage sources the way you want them. Store up to twelve pollutant emissions for each source. Insert, copy, move, and delete sources. Even cut and paste to and from Excel! 

Special Receptor Grids.  Entering and deciding on spacing for receptors can be a real chore, but not in BEEST for Windows. Only BEEST allows you to automatically generate a fenceline-following grid of receptors. You can even overlay additional receptor networks that automatically exclude overlapping and on-property receptors using our unique Special Grids. Plus, all the EPA receptor types are supported. Our Digitized Terrain Data (available on a project-specific basis) makes receptor elevations easy, even in complex terrain areas. You can even import elevations directly from digitized USGS DEM data!

Meteorologically Data Structure Made Simple.  Incompatible meteorological data files are a thing of the past with BEEST for Windows. BEEST will read any common met data file structure: even different binary file formats. BEEST will even retrieve the station numbers, id’s, and names for you automatically from your file and our supplied, user-editable met station list.  BEEST for Windows even includes AerMet to process data for AerMod.

Fast.  BEEST for Windows’ ISCST3, ISC-Prime, AerMod, BPIP and BPIP-Prime programs are full-speed, 32-bit programs for fastest execution. We also offer a special RunAve module for running average calculations, and our OLM version for ozone-limited NOx modeling (each available separately).

Quality Assurance.  The easiest and fastest way to verify the locations of your buildings, tanks, sources and receptors is to view the data graphically.  With BEEST for Windows, this feature is just a click away.  At any time, you can view your input data using the special SHOW module, which supports digitized base maps. View and label your sources, receptors, and building and property information, even edit existing or enter new data with a mouse click. After the model executes, SHOW can display the concentrations at each receptor right on-screen. You may also view the EPA output file, or a special BEEST summary file. If you like, SCREEN3 or SURFER for Windows (available separately) are only a click away, with a special BEEST routine automating all the steps. All the tools you need are built right into BEEST at no extra-cost. All this and more: context-sensitive help, importing of old ISCST2, ISCST3, ISC-Prime and AerMod input data – the list goes on and on.

If you want the best, get the BEEST!