Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (IMK-ASF)

Altzomoni, 60 km SE of Mexico City , Mexico (19.1 N, 98.7 W, 4000 m a.s.l.)


In 2012 an FTIR container with a Bruker 120HR (upgraded to 125HR) has been set up at Altzomoni. The instrument is operated by the group of Dr. Michel Grutter, University of Mexico-City (UNAM). Altzomoni site is a high altitude (4000 m a.s.l.) site in Izta-Popo National Park. It is located on a mountain ridge between Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Depending on wind direction the site allows us to observe 'clean' air, urban emissions from Mexico City or the volcanic plume of Popocatépetl.



Fig. 1: View to Izta-Popo National Park as seen from Amecameca


Fig. 2: FTIR container at Altzomoni

Fig. 3: Solar tracker on top of FTIR container at Altzomoni