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TitleCharacterization of Fine Particulate Matter (PM) and Secondary PM Precursor Gases in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area
Author(s)Molina, Luisa T.; Volkamer, Rainer; de Foy, Benjamin; Lei, Wenfang; Zavala, Miguel; Velasco, Erik; Molina; Mario J.
Publication DateOctober 31, 2008
Report NumberER63980-0011044
Unique IdentifierACC0464
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 940956
Research OrgMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Contract NoFG02-05ER63980
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) -- SC-23.2
Subject54 Environmental Sciences; 58 Geosciences; Air Quality; Biomass; Carbon Monoxide; Gases; Mexico; Monte Carlo Method; Organic Compounds; Oxidizers; Ozone; Particulates; Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons; Precursor; Production; Urban Areas; Volatile Matter
KeywordsField Measurements; Fine Particulate Matter; Secondary Aerosols; Trace Gases; Mexico City; Photochemistry
Related Web PagesMario Molina, Chlorofluorocarbons [CFCs], and Ozone Depletion
AbstractThis project was one of three collaborating grants funded by DOE/ASP to characterize the fine particulate matter (PM) and secondary PM precursors in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) during the MILAGRO Campaign. The overall effort of MCMA-2006, one of the four components, focused on i) examination of the primary emissions of fine particles and precursor gases leading to photochemical production of atmospheric oxidants and secondary aerosol particles; ii) measurement and analysis of secondary oxidants and secondary fine PM production, with particular emphasis on secondary organic aerosol (SOA), and iii) evaluation of the photochemical and meteorological processes characteristic of the Mexico City Basin. The collaborative teams pursued the goals through three main tasks: i) analyses of fine PM and secondary PM precursor gaseous species data taken during the MCMA-2002/2003 campaigns and preparation of publications; ii) planning of the MILAGRO Campaign and deployment of the instrument around the MCMA; and iii) analysis of MCMA-2006 data and publication preparation.
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