People in Salt Lake City are very aware of air quality issues that occur during inversion events. As a result, there is great local interest in the work that we’re doing here. To keep people informed, we held a media day on Wednesday, February 1. Interest was particularly high because we were in the midst of the strongest inversion event so far this year.
Representatives from several media outlets came to visit the airplane and interview the scientists and pilots about the project. In the following days there were many stories in the local Salt Lake City news about both the aircraft operations and the ground-based measurements being made.
The following stories have appeared on the local news:
Scientists take flight to study Utah’s winter smog from NPR affiliate KUER
Weber students “atmosniff” the sky as part of large-scale inversion study from the Standard Examiner
More general articles on Utah’s air quality:
Amid nasty inversion, Utah Legislature outlines clean air initiatives from Deseret News