Tag: Dust

  • Identifying and Quantifying the Impact of Wildfires and Dust Events on Utah’s Air Quality

    Wildfires and dust storms are considered “exceptional events” in air quality modeling because they are not reasonably controllable or preventable, are caused by human activity that is unlikely to recur at a particular location, or are a natural event. Exceptional events can unpredictably increase concentrations of pollutants like particulate matter (PM) and ozone precursors, especially…

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