Remote sensing data products to investigate relationships between Great Salt Lake surface area, watershed precipitation, and air quality

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Engineering
Department Civl and Environmental Engineering
Author Johnson, Ryan
Contributor Burian, Steven
Title Remote sensing data products to investigate relationships between Great Salt Lake surface area, watershed precipitation, and air quality
Date 2018
Description The Great Salt Lake (GSL), as with other terminal saline lakes, has previously been considered unimportant due to the lack of potable fresh water and few economic benefits, leading to environmental degradation.1 Due to the lake's shallow bathymetry, the implications of a few centimeters change in surface elevation has a profound effect on surface area extent.2 Lake surface elevations below 1280m correspond to exposed shorelines and increased atmospheric dust particulates (PM2.5 and PM10) impacting the environmental health to the Wasatch Front.3,4 Surface elevations approaching 1283m correspond to large increases in lake surface area, causing damages to property, transportation sector, and the mineral extraction industries.5 GSL environmental service benefits are observed when surface elevations are approximately 1280m with reduced bare ground exposure, improved ecosystem productivity, and increased mineral production.5 Hence, with these associated benefits and impacts of surface area coverage, there is great interest and need to understand the influencing factors. As part of a broader systems study on GSL level, this poster presents initial results of benefits and impacts involving air quality, lake elevation, precipitation, and river discharge. Presented at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Water; Remote sensing; EWRI; NASA; Air quality; Great Salt Lake - Research
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Ryan Johnson, Steven Burian
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6sb898f
Setname ir_uw
Date Created 2018-06-05
Date Modified 2018-06-05
ID 1340106
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sb898f
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