PCAPS

Persistent Cold-Air Pool Study

PROJECT DATES
12/01/2010 - 02/07/2011
Project Location
Salt Lake Basin, Utah
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Introduction

The research objectives of PCAPS are to determine processes responsible for formation, maintenance and destruction of multi-day wintertime temperature inversions or cold-air pools, evaluate their influence on pollutant transport and mixing, and determine how models can be improved to make more accurate forecasting of persistent cold-air pool events.

Other Links

University of Utah PCAPS Website

UCAR Staff Notes article on PCAPS.

 

Integrated Sounding System

Operations of the ISS at PCAPS

 

Surface Flux System

Operations of the ISFS at PCAPS

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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