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Air Quality on the Wasatch Front: Wasatch Front

Resources to investigate air quality issues and solutions.

Introcuction to Utah's Air Pollution Problem

Population Growth & Traffic


Liu, Jia Coco, Loretta J. Mickley, Melissa P. Sulprizio, Francesca Dominici, Xu Yue, Keita Ebisu, Georgiana Brooke Anderson, Rafi FA Khan, Mercedes A. Bravo, and Michelle L. Bell. "Particulate air pollution from wildfires in the Western US under climate change." Climatic change 138, no. 3-4 (2016): 655-666.

Great Salt Lake exposed Lakebed


NASA, June 19, 2019.

Skiles, S. McKenzie, Derek V. Mallia, A. Gannet Hallar, John C. Lin, Andrew Lambert, Ross Petersen, and Steven Clark. "Implications of a shrinking Great Salt Lake for dust on snow deposition in the Wasatch Mountains, UT, as informed by a source to sink case study from the 13–14 April 2017 dust event." Environmental Research Letters 13, no. 12 (2018): 124031.

Wurtsbaugh, Wayne, Craig Miller, Sarah Null, Peter Wilcock, Maura Hahnenberger, and Frank Howe. "Impacts of water development on Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front." White Paper (2016).


Temperature Inversion

130 Micrograms of Particulate Pollution per Cubic Meter in Salt Lake City January 29th, 2013 by Adam Voiland. NASA Earth Observatory

NASA Earth Observatory, Jan 29, 2013.

Zhang, Hongchao, and Jordan Smith. "Weather and air quality drive the winter use of Utah’s Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons." Sustainability 10, no. 10 (2018): 3582.

Inland Port/ Industrial Development

Envision Utah. Boundaries of Inland Port Authority

Photo: Envision Utah 2018

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