Environmental Modeling

Environmental modeling allows scientists to examine details of the natural environment in ways that we can’t in the real world. Physical, mathematical, or numerical approximations allow us to better understand existing processes and interactions and to estimate what-if scenarios, such as the emission, transport, and effects of pollution.

We have experienced environmental scientists who develop innovative models for unique client needs, create the data sets required by these models, perform complex studies, and analyze and interpret the modeling results. Our environmental models enable clients to understand physical systems, analyze options, and make critical decisions.

Focus Areas

  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Groundwater transport
  • Solid waste management
  • Decision support systems
  • Risk assessment
  • Model integration
  • Statistical and geostatistical modeling


  • Model conceptualization
  • Mathematical formulation of models
  • Data collection and management
  • Software development
  • Model implementation
  • Visualization, interpretation, and presentation of results

Technologies and Tools

  • Database management systems including Oracle®, PostgreSQL™, MySQL®, SQLite, and Microsoft Access™
  • Programming and scripting languages including C#.NET, Java, C++, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, and PERL
  • Client-server and Web-based systems
  • Software frameworks including Framework for Risk Analysis of Multi-Media Environmental Systems (FRAMES) and the Multimedia Integrated Modeling System (MIMS)
  • Geospatial data processing and analysis tools including the ESRI family of products and MapWindow™
  • Statistical software including SAS® and statistical libraries