Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations

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A research project to investigate air pollution in and around certain megacities (any urban area with more than ten million inhabitants). The initial study of Mexico City not only revealed an extremely high concentration of secondary organic aerosols but that these compounds are a major component of air pollution, whose significance was previously unsuspected, and which will require substantial adjustment of pollution models.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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