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L.S. Skaggs Applied Science Building Named at the U

The Skaggs family gift supports the latest addition to the science campus at the U

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Researchers Look to Origins of New Particle Formation

First User-Driven ArcticShark Campaign Takes Flight in Oklahoma

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U of U Part of $6.6M National Weather Forecasting Initiative

The partnership with NOAA, other universities aims to improve predictive weather models

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U Atmospheric Scientists Team Up for $4.8M Snowfall Research Project

Project aims to better predict snowfall processes that are critical to water supply

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Environmental refuges to escape the heat

Cool zones block heat and ozone, a common air pollutant during the summer.

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Jay Mace: Scientist of Clouds, Painter of Landscapes

“As much as my science is part of me, doing art is part of me.”

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Hunting an underground epidemic

A fungal infection that spreads from the soil and dust—that wasn’t supposed to be there.

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Measuring Black Carbon

Getting measurements with a high degree of accuracy

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Utah’s Warm Wet Winter

The role of El Niño--not much if any.

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Central Wasatch’s extreme snowfall

Utah’s famous mountains can wring a lot of snow from even low-moisture storm systems.

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Presidential Societal Impact—Kevin Perry

For those who have made an impact beyond campus.

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Humans of the U: Sadie Dunn

Humans of the U: Sadie Dunn, Atmospheric Sciences

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Holiday Greetings from Dean Trapa

Dean Peter Trapa shares a holiday message to students, staff, faculty and alumni

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Snowflakes Falling

Utah researchers discover that how snowflakes move is astonishingly predictable.

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Cold Fog & Complex Terrain

When fog sets in and visibility plummets, transportation becomes dangerous.

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Do the Right Thing: Kevin Perry on the GSL

Working to save the GSL, scientist finds meaningful directions in his research.

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‘Roving sentinels’ discover new air pollution sources

Discovering new air pollution sources with ‘Roving sentinels’

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Ring-of-fire eclipse: How to see it

The eclipse event is sacred to local Indigenous tribes. Learn how to see it.

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Safe Landings Weather-wise

What Worries DAL’s Lead Meteorologist? Snow in Atlanta, Yes, but Also Volcanic Ash

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A widely used instrument for monitoring black carbon in real time.

Since 1847, the lake has been used as both a dumping ground and for a source of profit

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What happened to Co2 emissions during pandemic lockdown?

Air quality in Salt Lake City improved considerably during the pandemic

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Utah’s Environmental Challenges

John Lin, Atmospheric Sciences Professor in US News & World Report

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Dirtiest snow-year in the Wasatch accelerated snowmelt by 17 days

U researchers analyzed impacts of dust on snow during the 2022 winter season

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Geologist Brenda Bowen, to chair Department of Atmospheric Sciences

The Professor of Geology and Geophysics will serve as Chair beginning July 1

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Tinker Toy Rises

After months of earth-moving, the Applied Science Project gets some serious hardware

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2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentors

Gannet Hallar and Ofer Ron receive accolades

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Outstanding Undergrad Research Awards 2023

Learn more about the university's up-and-coming researchers and mentors

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Fulbright Award

Randall Irmis, New Fulbright Awardee

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Coffee Klatch

Negatively impacting bird diets in coffee country.

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ATMOS 75th Celebration

Swoop goes atmospheric at ATMOS 75th anniversary celebration

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Utah’s Air Quality History

Utah's Air Quality History

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Stephen Nesbitt

2023 Distinguished Alumni of Atmospheric Sciences.

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Storm Peak

Storm Peak is a lab and a classroom.

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75 Years of ATMOS

The history of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

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Air Currents 2023

Celebrating 75 Years, The Great Salt Lake, Alumni Profiles, and more.

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Downstream

Without the lake, skiers and riders will have little to enjoy.

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Jessica Haskins

I could not have afforded my first year at MIT if I hadn’t received local scholarships.

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Luke Reuschel

Nothing compares to when the pilot puts the jet into full throttle.

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Groundbreaking

Construction has begun on the University of Utah’s new Applied Sciences facility.

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Saving Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake can be saved. This is how we do it.

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Applied Science Building

Construction has begun on the University of Utah’s new Applied Sciences facility.

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Magnesium Pollution?

Research helps explain Salt Lake City's persistent air quality problems.

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CAPE-K

Studying the clouds in cleanest air on Earth.

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Art & Air Quality

Public art piece finds common ground in the fight for air quality.

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Storm Peak Laboratory

One of only a handful of high elevation weather labs in the world.

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King of the Playa

On a crisp October morning, Kevin Perry pedaled his bike across the Great Salt Lake playa.

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Bonneville Salt Flats

Search for solutions drives race to save Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Construction Update

Construction is about to begin on the University of Utah’s new Applied Sciences facility.

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Toxic Dust Hot Spots

Where is Great Salt Lake's toxic dust most likely to originate?

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Wilkes Scholars

Wilkes Scholars explore climate challenges facing our state, region, and planet.

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At-Risk Forests

Bill Anderegg quantifies the risk to forests from climate change along three dimensions.

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College Rankings

U.S. News & World Report University Rankings.

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The Wilkes Center

University of Utah Launches The Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy.

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Air Pollution

Utah’s air quality issues have been with us for a long time.

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SRI Stories

SRI Stream Leader Kai Wilmot, studies increasing wildfire plume height

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Air Tracker

John Lin adapted his research group’s atmospheric model to run as part of Air Tracker.

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Lake of Dust

Is Utah’s great lake turning to dust?

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Forest Futures

William Anderegg explains the risks of investing in forests.

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