Many of you may never need this program. But if you model in New Jersey or Utah, and possibly more states to come, then RunAve for Windows may your most powerful modeling tool.
RunAve for Windows implements the modeling technique known as "running averages." The running averages method calculates multi-hour average concentrations by shifting the period one hour at a time, rather than as a "block" averaging period, as in the regular ISCST3 model. The RunAve program has been designed to work as a post processor with our BEEST for Windows ISCST3 modeling manager. It properly implements the running averages methodology, meaning your modeling results will be compliant with the regulations for modeling in New Jersey and Utah.
RunAve is simple to use. Select BEEST for Windows’ special RunAve output file option when running the ISCST3 model, then build your RunAve input file using its intuitive menu screen. RunAve will then recalculate your ISCST3 "block" averages as "running" averages, advancing one hour at a time. It produces a text output file for submittal with your modeling results, as well as a special BEE-Line graphics file, compatible with the on-screen display in BEEST for Windows as well as the SURFER for Windows graphics software.
RunAve for Windows is sophisticated. It has been programmed to correctly calculate the sometimes subtle parts of the running average requirements. For example, RunAve makes sure that none of the hours making up the second-high value at a receptor overlap with the hours from the high period, as per guidance.