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Michael Claggett
Air Quality Modeling Specialist
4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 801
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Ph: (505) 820-2047
FAX: (505) 820-2040
michael.claggett@dot.gov


Education
•    Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee
•    Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee
•    Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics, Western Kentucky University

Expertise/Specialty
•    MOBILE Modeling
•    CAL3QHC/R Project-level Analysis
•    Air Toxics
•    Particulate Matter
•    Air Dispersion Modeling
•    AERMOD

Licenses and Registrations
•    Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP)

Professional Associations
•    Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), Member
•    Southern Section of the AWMA, Officer
•    East TN Chapter of the AWMA, Officer

Professional Highlights
•    Mike´s specialty is designing and conducting studies to assess the effects of transportation projects on ambient air quality and public health.

•    Before accepting a position with the Planning and Environment Team of the FHWA Midwestern Resource Center, he worked as an air quality consultant.

•    During his career, Mike has consulted for several State Departments of Transportation including Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

•    He has performed numerous air quality impact assessments to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.

•    These assessments were for major projects such as a 12-lane freeway in Atlanta; a multi-modal transportation facility in Memphis; and the planned relocation of railways in Augusta.

•    He has also worked on a variety of ambient air and meteorological monitoring investigations, including urban-scale background carbon monoxide and lead levels in Atlanta; transport ozone concentrations in Augusta;

•    Emergency response to hazardous chemical spills near train derailments in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas.

•    Mike has developed computer models for predicting concentrations near signalized highway intersections; as well as, for predicting occurrences of fog on highways near large industrial sources of water vapor.

•    He has also developed computer models for predicting pollutant concentrations from industrial sources in the cavity region of a building wake due to plume downwash; in urban complex terrain; and for conditions of long-range plume transport.

•    Mike has conducted research on the accuracy and precision of air dispersion models used nationally to predict concentrations near highways and industrial sources.

•    He has developed and taught workshops and graduate level courses on air dispersion modeling.

•    Articles authored by Mike have appeared in several professional journals including the Transportation Research Record and Atmospheric Environment.

•    He co-authored two chapters in the Environmental Protection Agency´s 1979 update of Air Quality Criteria for Carbon Monoxide.

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