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Relationship of wind velocity and stability to SO concentrations at Salt Lake City, Utah
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    "Atmospheric pollution is becoming an increasingly critical problem to human health and welfare. Salt Lake City, like most other major U.S.cities, has long had an air pollution problem. Although the public is probably more concerned about air pollution now than in earlier years, Salt Lake City's air pollutants have decreased over the past thirty years / 1 /. This drop-off has largely been the result of conversion from coal to gas for heating and the use of diesel rather than steam locomotives on the railroads. Despite this marked drop-off, sulfur dioxide (S02) is still among pollutants that are of major concern in Salt Lake City. One of the largest emitters of S02 is the copper smelter located fifteen miles west of the city (Figure 1). Other continuous sources of SO2 are oil refineries five miles to the north, steel refineries 30 miles to the south, and motor vehicles in the metropolitan area itself. Among the strong intermittent sources of S02 are the burning of tires, oil, and scrap automobiles in various dumps around the city"--Introduction.

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