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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PARTICULATE EMISSIONS FROM WIND EROSION: PROCESSES, ASSESSMENT, AND CONTROL

Location: Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit

Title: Mccm-Weps: a Computational Tool to Study and Evaluate Air Pollution by Dust Particles over Mexico City

Authors
item Diaz, Emmanuel - MEXICO
item Tatarko, John
item Jazcilevich, Aron - MEXICO
item Garcia, Agustin - MEXICO

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 12, 2008
Publication Date: April 15, 2008
Repository URL: http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja08/ja08-sessions/ja08_U54A.html
Citation: Diaz, E.N., Tatarko, J., Jazcilevich, A.D., Garcia, A.R. 2008. MCCM-WEPS: A computational tool to study and evaluate air pollution by dust particles over Mexico City. Meeting Abstract. Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union; Fort Lauderdale, FL; May 27-30, 2008.

Technical Abstract: Since natural dust emissions are an important factor in the air quality of Mexico City, a modeling effort to quantify and locate its sources and evaluate their impact on the population is presented. The system obtained from coupling Multiscale Climate and Chemistry Model (MCCM) and Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) was developed to study the dispersion of particles from natural sources (unprotected soils) of the mostly dry Lake of Texcoco and agricultural lands located around Mexico City. As a result of this research we developed a system with the capability of modeling the phenomenon of air pollution by natural particles emitted by wind erosion and to generate case study scenarios useful to propose control policies. Some case studies and their economical impact on public health benefits are presented here.

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