Development and testing of an air quality model for Mexico City

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Los Alamos National Laboratory and Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo have embarked on a joint study of options for improving air quality in Mexico City. The intent is to develop a modeling system which can address the behavior of pollutants in the region so that option for improving Mexico City air quality can be properly evaluated. In February of 1991, the project conducted a field program which yielded a variety of data which is being used to evaluate and improve the models. Normally the worst air quality for both primary and photochemical pollutants occurs in the winter Mexico City. During the ... continued below

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Williams, M.D.; Streit, G. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Cruz, X.; Ruiz, M.; Sosa, G. (Instituto Mexicano de Petroleo, Mexico City (Mexico)); Russell, A.G. et al. March 2, 1992.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory and Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo have embarked on a joint study of options for improving air quality in Mexico City. The intent is to develop a modeling system which can address the behavior of pollutants in the region so that option for improving Mexico City air quality can be properly evaluated. In February of 1991, the project conducted a field program which yielded a variety of data which is being used to evaluate and improve the models. Normally the worst air quality for both primary and photochemical pollutants occurs in the winter Mexico City. During the field program, measurements included: (1) lidar measurements of aerosol transport and dispersion, (2) aircraft measurements of winds, turbulence, and chemical species aloft, (3) aircraft measurements of earth surface skin temperatures, and (4) tethersonde measurements of wind, temperature and ozone vertical profiles. A three-dimensional, prognostic, higher order turbulence meteorological model (HOTMAC) was modified to include an urban canopy and urban heat sources. HOTMAC is used to drive an Monte-Carlo kernel dispersion code (RAPTAD). HOTMAC also provides winds and mixing heights for the CIT photochemical model which was developed by investigators at the California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.

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  • 9. world clean air congress and exhibition: towards the year 2000 - critical issues in the global environment, Montreal (Canada), 30 Aug - 4 Sep 1992

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  • Other: DE92011238
  • Report No.: LA-UR-92-808
  • Report No.: CONF-920814--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5150614
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1059585

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Williams, M.D.; Streit, G. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Cruz, X.; Ruiz, M.; Sosa, G. (Instituto Mexicano de Petroleo, Mexico City (Mexico)); Russell, A.G. et al. Development and testing of an air quality model for Mexico City, article, March 2, 1992; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1059585/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.