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E&E - UBWOS 2012

What Energy and Environment - Uintah Basin Winter Ozone Study (E&E UBWOS)

When 15 January - 1 March 2012

Where Horsepool, UT 40.14370°N, 109.46718°W

How Various ground-based instruments.

Who Investigators in this project include researchers from NOAA/ESRL Chemical Sciences Division, Global Monitoring Division, Physical Sciences Division, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, and the University of Colorado.


This project is designed to study the causes of high wintertime ozone observed in the Uintah Basin. Specifically, it will examine these science questions:

  • Sources of VOCs, NOx, particles
  • Ozone formation chemistry in areas of enhanced UV radiation from snow cover
  • Unique radical sources: HONO, CH2O, ClNO2
  • The role of transport

Photo: Steve Brown, NOAA

Schedule and Milestones

PI meeting, Vernal Nov. 2-3, 2011
Start of Study Window Dec. 15, 2011
Start of Horsepool Intensive Jan. 15, 2012
Mid-study Meeting, Vernal Feb. 8, 2012
End of Horsepool Intensive Mar. 1, 2012
Preliminary Data Due Apr. 15, 2012
Workshop, Vernal Jun. 4-5, 2012
Final Data due Sep. 1, 2012
Final Report Oct. 1, 2012