Research Products

Uintah Basin Ozone Study Annual Reports

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report (USU)

2014 Final Report (UBOS Synthesis) (Exec. Summary)

2013 Annual Report (USU)

2013 Final Report (UBOS Synthesis)

2012 Final Report

2011 Final Report

Workshop Outcomes Documents

Outcomes from the March 2019 winter ozone modeling workshop

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Uintah Basin Air Quality

Winter Ozone Pollution in Utah’s Uinta Basin is Attenuating (Mansfield and Lyman, 2021)

High Ethylene and Propylene in an Area Dominated by Oil Production (Lyman et al., 2021)

A survey of valleys and basins of the western United States for the capacity to produce winter ozone (Mansfield and Hall, 2018)

Evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model for Simulating Winter Ozone Formation in the Uinta Basin (Matichuk et al., 2017)

Four dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) impacts on WRF performance in simulating inversion layer structure and distributions of CMAQ-simulated winter ozone concentrations in Uintah Basin (Tran et al., 2018)

Statistical analysis of winter ozone exceedances in the Uintah Basin, Utah, USA (Mansfield, 2017)

The Magnitude of the Snow-Sourced Reactive Nitrogen Flux to the Boundary Layer in the Uintah Basin, Utah, USA (Zatko et al., 2016)

Inversion Structure and Winter Ozone Distribution in the Uintah Basin, Utah, U.S.A  (Lyman and Tran, 2015)

Statistical Analysis of Winter Ozone Events (Mansfield and Hall, 2013)

Organic Compound Emissions

Mass Transport of Gases across the Air–Water Interface: Implications for Aldehyde Emissions (Mansfield, 2020)

Strong temporal variability in methane fluxes from natural gas well pad soils (Lyman et al., 2020)

Aerial and ground-based optical gas imaging survey of Uinta Basin oil and gas wells (Lyman et al., 2019)

Quantifying methane emissions in the Uintah Basin during wintertime stagnation episodes (Foster et al., 2019)

Organic compound emissions from a landfarm used for oil and gas solid waste disposal (Lyman et al., 2018)

Emissions of organic compounds from produced water ponds III: Mass-transfer coefficients, composition-emission correlations, and contributions to regional emissions (Mansfield et al., 2018)

Emissions of Organic Compounds from Produced Water Ponds II: Evaluation of flux-chamber measurements with inverse-modeling techniques (Tran et al., 2018)

Emissions of organic compounds from produced water ponds I: Characteristics and speciation (Lyman et al., 2018)

Hydrocarbon and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes from Natural Gas Well Pad Soils and Surrounding Soils in Eastern Utah (Lyman et al., 2017)

Numerical Tools for Obtaining Power-law Representations of Heavy-tailed Datasets (Mansfield, 2015)

Kerogen Maturation Data in the Uintah Basin, Utah, U.S.A, Constrain Predictions of Natural Hydrocarbon Seepage into the Atmosphere (Mansfield, 2014)

Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Selenium mass balance and flux in water of Pariette Wetlands, Utah (Jones et al., 2020)

Selenium and salt mobilization in wetland and arid upland soils of Pariette Draw, Utah (Jones et al., 2017)

Atmospheric Mercury


Development of an Understanding of Reactive Mercury in Ambient Air: A Review (Gustin et al., 2021)

Use of Membranes and Detailed HYSPLIT Analyses to Understand Atmospheric Mercury Chemistry (Gustin et al., 2021)

Evaluation of sorption surface materials for reactive mercury compounds (Dunham-Cheatham et al., 2020)

Improvements to the accuracy of oxidized mercury measurements (Lyman et al., 2020)

Mercury biogeochemical cycling: a synthesis of recent scientific advances (Gustin et al., 2020)

Use of multiple lines of evidence to understand reactive mercury concentrations and chemistry (Luippold et al., 2020)

An updated review of atmospheric mercury (Lyman et al., 2019)

A synthesis of research needs for improving the understanding of atmospheric mercury cycling (Zhang et al., 2017)

Modeling the global atmospheric transport and deposition of mercury to the Great Lakes (Cohen et al., 2016)

Automated Calibration of Atmospheric Oxidized Mercury Measurements (Lyman et al., 2016)

Detection and Quantification of Gas-Phase Oxidized Mercury Compounds by GC/MS (Jones et al., 2016)

Progress on Understanding Atmospheric Mercury Hampered by Uncertain Measurements (Jaffe et al., 2014)

A Review of Passive Sampling Systems for Ambient Air Mercury Measurements (Huang et al., 2013)

Polymer Science

Knot energy, complexity, and mobility of knotted polymers (Vargas-Lara et al., 2017)

Universal interrelation between measures of particle and polymer size (Vargas-Lara et al., 2017)

Persistent Draining Crossover in DNA and Other Semi-flexible Polymers: Evidence from Hydrodynamic Models and Extensive Measurements on DNA Solutions (Mansfield et al., 2015)

Theses and Dissertations

Justin Allred Master's Thesis: Soil health assessment of arid rangeland soils impacted by oil and gas exploration, development, and extraction (2020)

Jerimiah Lamb Master's Thesis: Non-methane hydrocarbon source apportionment and BTEX risk assessment of winter 2015 in Roosevelt, Utah (2017)

Cody Watkins Master's Thesis: Hydrocarbon and CO2 Emissions from Oil and Gas Production Well Pad Soils Comparative to Background Soil Emissions in Eastern Utah (2017)

Other Reports

Emissions Measurements

Uinta Basin Composition Study (2019)

Oilfield Waste Disposal Pond Model Analysis (2019) and addendum with additional technical information

Long-Term Methane Emissions Rate Quantification and Alert System for Natural Gas Storage Wells and Fields (2019)

Integrated component-specific measurements to develop emission factors for compressors and gas gathering lines (2018)

Hydrocarbon Emission Detection Survey of Uinta Basin Oil and Gas Wells (2018)

Organic Compound Emissions From Burning Gilsonite (2018)

Three reports about produced water pond emissions in Wyoming (2017)

Storage Tank Emissions Pilot Project (STEPP): Fugitive Organic Compound Emissions from Liquid Storage Tanks in the Uinta Basin (2017)

Final Report to RPSEA/DOE: Measurement of Hydrocarbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Uncharacterized Area Sources (2016)

Measurement of carbonyl emissions from oil and gas sources in the Uintah Basin (2015)

Energy Policy

Siting Renewable Energy in Utah: Identifying Locations Compatible with Department of Defense Operations (2019)

Regulatory Road Map for Oil & Gas Exploration, Development, & Production in Utah (2015)

Ambient Air Quality

GC-MS Organic Aerosol Monitor: Air-Quality Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry, In-
Field Testing, and Software Development (2018)

2015 Annual Report: Air Quality on Ute Tribal Lands (2015)

Other Western Basins & Valleys Analysis (2013)

Health Impacts & Risks Analysis: Asthma (2013)

Upper Green River Basin Summary (2012)

Air Quality Modeling

BLM 2017 Air Resource Management Strategy modeling reports

Adapting the SAPRC Chemistry Mechanism for Low Temperature Conditions (2015)

Bonanza Power Plant Emissions Model (2014)

Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Ouray National Wildlife Refuge Selenium Hazard Assessment (2015)

Pariette Wetlands Metals Hazard Assessment (2015)

Fact Sheets

Uinta Basin air quality fact sheet (2018)

Other Documents, Programs, and Files

Characterization of Waxy Crude Deposition in Pipelines (2015)

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Ozone Formation Diagram