Seasonal and diurnal trends in black carbon properties and co-pollutants in Mexico City

The Mexico City metropolitan area (MCMA) is a region that continues to grow in population and vehicular traffic as well as being the largest source of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in Latin America. The local city government has made significant progress in controlling some of these pollutants, i.e., ozone (O3) and carbon monoxide (CO), but particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and black carbon (BC) have shown a less positive response to mitigation strategies that have been in place for almost 3 decades.

- A. Retama1, D. Baumgardner2, G. B. Raga3, G. R. McMeeking2, and J. W. Walker2