Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/12/2008
Publication Date: 4/15/2008
Publication URL: 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. Interpretive Summary:
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.