Tag: Inversion

  • Inversion Toolkit

    Jump to: Air Quality Conditions Emissions Health PM2.5 State Implementation Plan Wood Burning Air Quality Conditions New Air Quality Alert System (98 KB) Action alerts and health guidance based on real-time monitoring data. Air Quality Current Conditions Real-time monitoring data, updated hourly, on current pollution levels in nine Utah counties. Utah Air App for Android…

  • Winter Inversion Study

    Valleys along the Wasatch Mountains (Cache, Salt Lake and Utah) experience high levels of particulate matter (PM) in winter months and are currently designated as non-attainment area for particulate matter with diameters less than 2.5 micron (PM2.5). The chemical aspects of these pollution episodes are not well characterized. In order to fill in this gap…

  • Air Quality: My Top Ten List for Better Air

    By Donna Kemp Spangler Utah’s winter chill is creeping upon us, and with that comes the infamous inversions, that for perhaps 10 terrible days of the year have downright frightful and unhealthy air quality. (And no, Phil, it’s not Smaug, it’s smog. ) We know we can’t completely prevent them. It is partly an act…

  • Air Quality: Legislative Funding Helps Researchers Tackle Air Quality Problems

    By Payden McRoberts One million dollars. That sounds like a lot of money, right? Well, it is.The 2014 Legislature’s appropriation of $1 million to the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for research projects is an important step towards finding solutions for Utah’s complex air quality problems. After vetting a number of proposals last fall, DEQ…

  • Air Quality: Where there’s Smoke, there’s Pollution

    By Bo Call A cold winter night, a fire burning in the fireplace—what could be better? Well, that wood fire isn’t just filling your house with holiday cheer; it’s also filling it with pollutants that can hurt you. Most people don’t realize that the inviting smell of wood smoke comes along with some pretty hazardous…

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