The MERMOZ (Montreal-96 Experiment on Regional Mixing and Ozone) field experiment was conducted in the greater Montreal area in June 1996. The measurement program was designed to examine several aspects of boundary layer dynamics and chemical transport. The project featured high-resolution real-time simulations with a mesoscale meteorological model driving several air quality models; the deployment of a research aircraft, fully instrumented for turbulent flux measurements; and a number of other supporting meteorological measurements such as two boundary layer wind profilers, a Doppler weather radar, and a special network of surface stations, upper-air soundings, tethersondes, and ozonesondes. An overview of the MERMOZ field program is presented with some preliminary results on various aspects of the experiment.
*Recherche en Prévision Numérique, Atmospheric Environment Service, Dorval, Quebec, Canada.
+Cloud Physics Research Division, Atmospheric Environment Service, Downsview, Ontario, Canada.
#Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
@Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiment, Atmospheric Environment Service, Egbert, Ontario, Canada.
&Quebec Region, Atmospheric Environment Service, St.-Laurent, Quebec, Canada.
**Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.