Air Quality: Science for Solutions

8th Annual conference: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Weber State University

(Remote option available for oral sessions)

Important Dates

Abstract deadline: February 28

Early bird registration deadline: March 18

Conference Program

9:00 AM
Welcome (Demetrios)
9:05 AM
Ethics, Science, Money and Politics: A Tale of Four Industries and Their Effects on the Environment
Professor Lee D. Hansen
9:45 AM
Session 1: Remote Sensing and Meteorology (Jaron)
Results of a Remote Sensing Device (RSD) Survey of Motor Vehicle Emissions in Salt Lake County
Niranjan Vescio
The Snow Shadow of the Uinta Basin
Dr. John R. Lawson
10:25 AM
10:45 AM
Session 2: Dust Characteristics and Impacts (Rachel)
Elemental Analysis of PM10 Filters from 2022 and 2023 GSL Dust Events
Randy Martin
Monitoring short-term visibility impacts at Bryce Canyon National Park for adaptive management of the Alton Federal Coal Lease Tract
Eric Vernon
Assessing the Oxidative Potential of Dust from Great Salt Lake
Kerry Kelly
11:45 AM
12:15 PM
1:45 PM
Session 3: Ozone Precursors and Trends (Kerry)
Study of Tropospheric Ozone Genesis in Utah, USA
Callum Flowerday
Volatile Organic Compounds in Salt Lake City and Implications for 2024–2025 Summer Ozone Studies
Wade Permar (for Emily Cope)
Wasatch Front Biogenic Emission Inventory Improvements
Alex Guenther
2:45 PM
3:05 PM
Session 4: Impacts of Wildfires on Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality (Randy)
Simulating the Impacts of Regional Wildfire Smoke on Ozone Using a Coupled Fire-Atmosphere-Chemistry Model
Derek Mallia
Effect of Poor Outdoor Air Quality on Indoor Air Quality on the University of Utah Campus
Tristalee Mangin
Swamp Coolers, Air Conditioners, Wildfire Smoke, and Infiltration of Particulate Matter and Ozone Pollution into Homes in Utah County
Darrell Sonntag
4:25 PM
Poster awards & adjourn (Demetrios & Randy)

Conference Posters

PFAS Source Testing - OTM 45 and OTM 50 Overview
Adam Driscoll
Dust Diaries: Leveraging Existing PM10 and PM2.5 Speciation Data to Evaluate the Impact of GSL Dust
Bart Cubrich
Integrating Mobile and Stationary Air Quality Data with Spatiotemporal Machine Learning
Brenna C Kelly, MS
Air Toxics at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities in Utah
Demetrios Pagonis
Analyzing Urban Emission Trends: A 20-Year Perspective on CO, CO2, and NOx
Haley Humble
Dust monitoring of the Lucin Fire burn scar in Utah’s West Desert
Kati Chachere
Measurement of Vertical Profiles of Temperature, Relative Humidity, Aerosol, and Trace Gases Using Drones and Rockets
Ryan Thalman
Air Quality Measurements in Rural Sevier County in 2024
Ryan Thalman
Transport of Soil Nutrients to Key Utah Watersheds Via Dust Events
Ty Hosler
Source Apportionment of Ozone by Trace Gas Precursor Detection
Zachary Giauque
Laboratory Cross-sensitivity Evaluation of a Low-cost Electrochemical Formaldehyde Sensor
Zheyuan Pei