December 1, 2010 to February 7, 2011
Project Location: 
Salt Lake Basin, Utah
Project Description: 


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