Tag: Ozone

2014 Uinta Basin Ozone Studies (UBOS) Study

The 2014 Study focused on the ways snow chemistry and aerosol chemistry contribute to the formation of ozone. The study looked at quantifying the contribution of nitrous acid (HONO) and formaldehyde (HCHO) to the chemical reactions responsible for ozone formation. Prior studies in the Basin showed that the radical chemistry that drives ozone production is …

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2013 Uinta Basin Winter Ozone Study: Final Report

Table of Contents Executive Summary Preface, Contributors and Acknowledgment Synthesis of Results Distributed Measurements of Air Quality and Meteorology Analysis of Aircraft Observations Intensive Chemical Measurements at Horse Pool Balloon-Borne Vertical Profiles of Ozone, Methane, Non-Methane Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen Oxides and Meteorological Parameters Ozone Deposition Velocity During Snow-Covered and Non-Snow-Covered Periods by Eddy Covariance Tethered Ozonesonde …

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2011 Uinta Basin Ozone Studies (UBOS) Study

During the winter of 2010-2011, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) partnered with Utah State University Energy Dynamics Lab to study elevated winter ozone levels in the Uinta Basin. The study was done to understand the extent and behavior of winter ozone development in the Basin. Ten portable air monitors were placed throughout the Basin …

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Ozone Standards and Development of a State Implementation Plan (SIP): Uinta Basin

Jump to: Levels Standards SIP Reductions Proposed changes to the existing ozone standard combined with increasing incidences of high ozone values in the Uinta Basin could require further reductions in emissions from oil and gas operations. If ozone levels exceed federal air quality standards, the Basin could be designated as a nonattainment area, requiring preparation …

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What is Ozone?

Related Links Governor Herbert’s recommendation to EPA regarding ozone nonattainment areas in Utah (2 MB) Division of Air Quality’s Analysis for the recommendation (4 MB) Ozone in the Uinta Basin 50 Summer Suggestions Regarding Ozone Frequently Asked Questions about Ozone and Your Health How Ozone is Formed Ozone in Utah: Not Always the Usual Suspects …

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ozone and Your Health

Related Links Ozone Overiew Ozone in the Uinta Basin 50 Summer Suggestions Regarding Ozone On hot, sunny summer days, ground level ozone can rise to unhealthy levels. Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of symptoms, including coughing, throat irritation, and chest pain. It is important to understand the health effects of ozone and the simple …

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50 Summer Suggestions Regarding Ozone

Related Links Ozone Overiew Ozone in the Uinta Basin Frequently Asked Questions about Ozone and Your Health Drive Less Driving less doesn’t mean you have to stay home. Try any of these ways to get to where you want to go: Carpool. Use mass transit. Logan/Cache Valley Schedule Park City Transit St. George Bus UTA …

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Cut Pollution: Mow Electric

Starting Tuesday, residents in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele and Utah counties will have an opportunity to cut harmful summertime air pollution by participating in the 2019 State of Utah Lawn Mower Exchange. This spring swap your old, dirty lawn mower for a clean electric one. Only $99 (plus tax) with an exchange.

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Great Salt Lake Summer Ozone Study

Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report 2014 Ozone Monitoring Along TRAX Lines Principal Investigators: John Horel, University of Utah Erik Crosman, University of Utah Susan Bush, University of Utah Randy Martin, Utah State University DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell DAQ (Division of Air Quality) monitoring found high levels of ozone near the Great Salt Lake from …

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Ozone: EPA Designates Marginal Nonattainment Areas in Utah

The Wasatch Front and parts of the Uinta Basin were designated as Marginal nonattainment areas for ozone this week by the EPA. A Marginal designation is the least stringent classification for a nonattainment area and doesn’t require the state to submit a formal State Implementation Plan (SIP).

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Chemical Mechanisms at Low Temperatures

Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report Principal Investigator: Marc Mansfield, Utah State University Jaron Hansen, Brigham Young University DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell Wintertime ozone in the Uinta Basin is unique and requires improvements to the photochemical models used for winter conditions. Current chemical mechanisms within the modeling system assume a summertime temperature of 300 …

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CAMx Snow Cover Treatment

Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report Presentation: CB6, Version 6 of the Carbon Bond Mechanism Principal Investigator: Greg Yarwood, RAMBOLL-ENVIRON Chris Emery, RAMBOLL-ENVIRON DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell Wintertime ozone is a serious air quality issue in the Uinta Basin. The situation is unique and requires improvements to the photochemical models used for winter conditions. …

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Refreshed Air Quality App Ready For Release

By Jared Mendenhall In December 2017, when the Wasatch Front choked on a ten-day-long inversion that clogged the valleys with PM2.5 pollution, more than 50,000 Utah residents stayed on top of air-quality conditions by using the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) mobile app: UtahAir. UtahAir delivers hourly air-quality data for two pollutants, PM2.5 and …

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Partnership Ensures Clean Air, Land and Water in the Uinta Basin

By Jared Mendenhall Resourcefulness is as much a part of the frontier ethos as individualism. Coming up with ingenious solutions to life’s problems — on the cheap — is an essential skill in the rural expanses of the American West. Jordan Mathis, health officer and executive director of TriCounty Health Department, understands this. In fact, …

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