Megacities Impact on Regional and Global Environment (a MILAGRO sub-program)
The goal of the MIRAGE program is to characterize the chemical/physical transformations and the ultimate fate of pollutants exported from urban areas, and to assess the current and future impacts of these exported pollutants on regional and global air quality, ecosystems, and climate.
The MIRAGE-Mex field campaign is designed to examine the chemical and physical transformations of gases and aerosols in the polluted outflow from Mexico City. The campaign coordinates and integrates observations from ground stations, aircraft, and satellites, and provides a rich data base for improving regional and global models of the transport and transformations of aging urban pollutants. MIRAGE-Mex is organized by NCAR-ACD on behalf of the atmospheric sciences community. MIRAGE is part of MILAGRO, a larger set of coordinated field campaigns that together enable investigation of megacity outflow chemistry on a variety of scales.
For more information, please see the Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling MIRAGE page.