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Air Quality on the Wasatch Front: Research & Reporting

Resources to investigate air quality issues and solutions.

Research Strategy for Books

Research Tips

  • Find books in the Marriott Library Catalog, online bookstores, Google Books or reference lists and bibliographies. 
  •  If the Marriott Library doesn't have a book you need,  request it from another library or suggest a purchase. 

Research Strategy for Scholarly Journal Articles

Research Tips

Research Databases from the Marriott Library

Research Articles

Beard, John D., Celeste Beck, Randall Graham, Steven C. Packham, Monica Traphagan, Rebecca T. Giles, and John G. Morgan. "Winter temperature inversions and emergency department visits for asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah, 2003–2008." Environmental health perspectives 120, no. 10 (2012): 1385-1390.

Blaylock, Brian K., John D. Horel, and Erik T. Crosman. "Impact of lake breezes on summer ozone concentrations in the Salt Lake valley." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 56, no. 2 (2017): 353-370.

Crosman, Erik T., and John D. Horel. "Large-eddy simulations of a Salt Lake Valley cold-air pool." Atmospheric research 193 (2017): 10-25.

Grineski, Sara E., and Timothy W. Collins. "Geographic and social disparities in exposure to air neurotoxicants at US public schools." Environmental research 161 (2018): 580-587.

Hammoud, Ahmad, Douglass T. Carrell, Mark Gibson, Matt Sanderson, Kirtly Parker-Jones, and C. Matthew Peterson. "Decreased sperm motility is associated with air pollution in Salt Lake City." Fertility and sterility 93, no. 6 (2010): 1875-1879.

Horel, John, Erik Crosman, Alexander Jacques, Brian Blaylock, Seth Arens, Ansley Long, John Sohl, and Randal Martin. "Summer ozone concentrations in the vicinity of the Great Salt Lake." Atmospheric Science Letters 17, no. 9 (2016): 480-486.

Lin, John C., Logan Mitchell, Erik Crosman, Daniel L. Mendoza, Martin Buchert, Ryan Bares, Ben Fasoli et al. "CO2 and Carbon Emissions from Cities: Linkages to Air Quality, Socioeconomic Activity, and Stakeholders in the Salt Lake City Urban Area." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 99, no. 11 (2018): 2325-2339.

Mallia, D. V., J. C. Lin, S. Urbanski, J. Ehleringer, and T. Nehrkorn. "Impacts of upwind wildfire emissions on CO, CO2, and PM2. 5 concentrations in Salt Lake City, Utah." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120, no. 1 (2015): 147-166.

Mendoza, D.L., Crosman, E.T., Mitchell, L.E., Jacques, A.A., Fasoli, B., Park, A.M., Lin, J.C. and Horel, J.D., 2019. The TRAX light-rail train air quality observation project. Urban Science3(4), p.108.

Mendoza, Daniel L., Martin P. Buchert, and John C. Lin. "Modeling net effects of transit operations on vehicle miles traveled, fuel consumption, carbon dioxide, and criteria air pollutant emissions in a mid-size US metro area: findings from Salt Lake City, UT." Environmental Research Communications 1, no. 9 (2019): 091002.

Mitchell, Logan E., Erik T. Crosman, Alexander A. Jacques, Benjamin Fasoli, Luke Leclair-Marzolf, John Horel, David R. Bowling, James R. Ehleringer, and John C. Lin. "Monitoring of greenhouse gases and pollutants across an urban area using a light-rail public transit platform." Atmospheric Environment 187 (2018): 9-23.

Reitze Jr, Arnold W. "Utah's fine particulate air pollution problem." Utah Law Review. OnLaw (2014): 113.

Teague, William Seth, Cathleen D. Zick, and Ken R. Smith. "Soft Transport Policies and Groundā€Level Ozone: An Evaluation of the “Clear the Air Challenge” in Salt Lake City." Policy Studies Journal 43, no. 3 (2015): 399-415.

Tribby, Calvin P., Harvey J. Miller, Ying Song, and Ken R. Smith. "Do air quality alerts reduce traffic? An analysis of traffic data from the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, Utah, USA." Transport Policy 30 (2013): 173-185.

Wilmot, T. Y., A. G. Hallar, J. C. Lin, and D. V. Mallia. "Expanding number of Western US urban centers face declining summertime air quality due to enhanced wildland fire activity." Environmental Research Letters 16, no. 5 (2021): 054036.

Whiteman, C. David, Sebastian W. Hoch, John D. Horel, and Allison Charland. "Relationship between particulate air pollution and meteorological variables in Utah's Salt Lake Valley." Atmospheric Environment 94 (2014): 742-753.

Zajchowski, Chris AB, and Jeff Rose. "Sensitive leisure: Writing the lived experience of air pollution." Leisure Sciences (2018): 1-14.

Zajchowski, Chris AB, Matthew TJ Brownlee, Michael Blacketer, Jeff Rose, Danya L. Rumore, Jason Watson, and Daniel L. Dustin. "“Can you take me higher?”: Normative thresholds for air quality in the Salt Lake City Metropolitan area." Journal of Leisure Research 50, no. 2 (2019): 157-180.


News Media

Use Utah newspapers and news media to find journalism about air pollution in Utah.

Utah Air Quality Activists

Utah-based activist groups advocate for clean air through policy changes and/or individual action.  They interact with state and local government through partnerships, lobbying and protest events. 

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