Megacities Impact on Regional and Global Environment - Mexico
The MIRAGE-Mex field campaign (March 2006) was designed to examine the chemical and physical transformations of gases and aerosols in the polluted outflow from Mexico City. The campaign coordinated and integrated observations from ground stations, aircraft, and satellites, and provided a rich data base for improving regional and global models of the transport and transformations of aging urban pollutants. MIRAGE-Mex was organized by NCAR-ACD on behalf of the atmospheric sciences community. MIRAGE is part of MILAGRO (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations), a larger set of coordinated field campaigns that together enable investigation of megacity outflow chemistry on a variety of scales.