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Research article
09 Jan 2015
Research article |  | 09 Jan 2015

Simulations of a cold-air pool associated with elevated wintertime ozone in the Uintah Basin, Utah

E. M. Neemann, E. T. Crosman, J. D. Horel, and L. Avey

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This paper uses numerical model simulations to investigate the meteorological characteristics of the 31 January–6 February 2013 cold-air pool (also know as a temperature 'inversion') in the Uintah Basin, Utah, and the resulting high ozone concentrations. A number of factors that influence cold pools and pollutant concentrations in the Uintah Basin are discussed, including snow cover, ice fog, and thermally driven flows.
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