An exploration of measures for comparing measurements with the results from meteorological models for Mexico City

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Los Alamos National Laboratory and Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo have completed a joint study of options for improving air quality in Mexico City. We used a three-dimensional, prognostic, higher-order turbulence model for atmospheric circulation (HOTMAC) to treat domains that include an urbanized area. We tested the model against routine measurements and those of a major field program. 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 skin temperatures, and (4) Tethersonde measurements of winds and ozone. We made both graphical and ... continued below

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Williams, M.D. & Brown, M.J. December 31, 1995.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory and Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo have completed a joint study of options for improving air quality in Mexico City. We used a three-dimensional, prognostic, higher-order turbulence model for atmospheric circulation (HOTMAC) to treat domains that include an urbanized area. We tested the model against routine measurements and those of a major field program. 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 skin temperatures, and (4) Tethersonde measurements of winds and ozone. We made both graphical and statistical comparisons and we have reported some of the comparisons to provide insight into the meaning of statistical parameters including the index of agreement.

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  • Environmentrics and chemometrics, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 11-13 Sep 1995

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-2986
  • Report No.: CONF-9509389--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 374152
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678641

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Williams, M.D. & Brown, M.J. An exploration of measures for comparing measurements with the results from meteorological models for Mexico City, article, December 31, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678641/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.