HSRL participated in the MILAGRO (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations)
campaign in spring 2006. One of the most complex field campaigns ever undertaken in atmospheric
chemistry, MILAGRO is an international effort to observe and quantify air pollution emitted by
Mexico City from multiple perspectives. The results from MILAGRO are expected to be applicable
to the world's megacities, those with 10 million or more inhabitants. In addition to NASA
researchers, other field participants include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), several U.S. universities, and more
than a dozen Mexican partners.
During the campaign, researchers used data from research satellites, aircraft and ground-based
instruments to investigate the transformation of air pollution as it flows downwind from Mexico City
and learn more about impacts of air pollution on human health and climate.
HSRL flew on the NASA Langley King Air B200 during MILAGRO -- from March 2006 to June. Click on
a date below to view HSRL data from that day of the mission.
Also, for more information about the MILAGRO campaign, visit:
Funding for the deployment of the NASA King Air was provided by NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Science Program.
Logistical support was provided by NOAA ESRL. The information contained herein is provided as a public service, with the understanding
that NASA, DOE, NOAA, and the TexAQS/GoMACCS project collaborators make no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the
accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. Do not quote or cite without permission. Permission for use of
these data and additional information may be obtained from the investigating scientists: Chris Hostetler, Richard Ferrare, or John Hair.
The data are preliminary and subject to change.