Scientists from the Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, Illinois State Water Survey, and University of Wyoming have begun a cooperative scientific program to study the inadvertent modification of weather by the urban-industrial complex at St. Louis. Emphasis is on the study of urban-related alterations in precipitation processes and quantitative changes in surface pre-cipitation. Consideration of the available climatological data, available resources, and the location of the research groups resulted in the choice of the St. Louis area as the site of the field project of METROMEX (which stands for METROpolitan Meteoro-EXperiment). The field project is the major effort of METROMEX, but it also involves laboratory and atmospheric modeling projects. The first field operations and data collection for METROMEX occurred in June-August 1971.
Illinois State Water Survey
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ISWS Contract Report CR 126
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