WIT Press

An Air Quality Model For Central Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990841

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

881 kb

Author(s)

Aron Jazcilevich D., Agustin Garcia R., Vicente Fuentes-Gea, Gerardo Ruiz Suarez, Victor Magana R, Jose Luis Perez L.

Abstract

A computational air quality model for Central Mexico that includes the Basin of the Valley of Mexico, the Valleys of Toluca, Puebla and Cuernavaca already in experimental operation, is presented. The meteorology of the region is obtained combining two non-hydrostatic models: a model designed for synoptic scales called MM5 provides initial and boundary data to a model specially designed for urban environments and scales called MEMO. The transport model used numerical techniques developed by the authors that eliminate numerical diffusion and dispersion. For the photochemical model several ODE's integrators were tested. The emissions model developed uses the late

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