Throughout the Western United States, summers have become characterized more and more by large wildfires and smoke-filled skies. Researchers in the ATMOS Department, including Kai Wilmot, Gannet Hallar, John Lin, and Derek Mallia, have shown that the increased wildfire activity connects to the worsening trend of poor air quality events in recent years. And the trend does not look very good for the future throughout the West.
Read more from the press release from @theU here: https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/wildfire-smoke-trends-worsening-for-western-u-s/.
To check out the full study from Environmental Research Letters, go to: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abf966.