Wintertime Atmospheric Modeling

Principal Investigator: John Horel, University of Utah, Erik Crosman, University of Utah

DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell


Wintertime meteorological conditions in Utah are difficult to portray using conventional atmospheric-modeling approaches. To improve the accuracy of simulations of pollution along the Wasatch Front and Cache Valley, models need to better simulate the complex meteorological features associated with the cold-air pools that form during winter in the valleys of northern Utah. Specifically, models need to replicate the boundary layer stability that controls pollution buildup and the mountain-valley wind flows that transport pollution.

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