Final Report: Uinta Basin Winter Ozone and Air Quality Study
The Uintah Impact Special Services District through USURF's Energy Dynamics Laboratory
The Uinta Basin is a rural area of northeastern Utah where the majority of the state’s oil and gas production occurs. Ozone concentrations in excess of the current national air quality standard have been measured in the Basin during the winter. These high ozone levels are only observed in the Basin during winter inversion periods when the ground is covered by snow; ozone levels outside of these periods have remained below the air quality standard and conditions resulting in exceedances of the standard do not occur every year.
Martin, R., K. Moore, M. Mansfield, S. Hill, K. Harper, and H. Shorthill (2011), Final Report: Uinta Basin Winter Ozone and Air Quality Study, submitted to the Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Services District, through USURF’s Energy Dynamics Laboratory, EDL/11-039, June 14, 2011.