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Persistent Cold-Air Pool Study

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Co-PIs: C. David Whiteman1, John Horel1 and Sharon Zhong2
1University of Utah; 2Michigan State University

The field campaign for the Persistent Cold-Air Pool Study was very successful- now we're moving on to analyzing the results. The field project is part of a three-year research grant funded by the National Science Foundation to investigate the processes leading to the formation, maintenance and destruction of persistent mid-winter temperature inversions (cold-air pools) that form in the Salt Lake basin. A University of Utah press release provides a good wrap up of the field project.

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