Fairbanks Winter Air Study

Fairbanks Winter Air Study

Sustainably Navigating Arctic Pollution - Through Engaging Communities

Discover Alaska Indoor Air talk

As a part of the UAF Discover Alaska seminar series, Bill Simpson presented "The Air We Breathe: Indoor Air Quality in Alaska". You can view...
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Is that a bird? Is that a UFO? It’s a research balloon!

There has been talk about spotting a UFO in Fairbanks, but we are here to break the myth. A team of researchers from the Swiss...
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Downtown (UAF CTC) Site Virtual Tour

Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 for a virtual tour of the downtown air quality research site. Instruments located at UAF CTC are...
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Indoor / Outdoor Air Quality Virtual Open House

This is the recording of a live event in which we described instruments that are collecting data in the Hamilton Acres neighborhood to help improve...
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How toxic is your relationship with cooking? We’re here to find out!

When we talk about air pollution, the first thought that pops into most people’s heads is polluted skies & outdoor environments. However, indoor air pollution...
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Plumes over Fairbanks

The plume from the downtown Fairbanks power plant on January 22, 2022 (credit: Brice Termime-Roussel) Ever wonder what happens to the emissions from the power...
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Thank you for visiting the Fairbanks Winter Air Study website. This is a 4 year study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2019 that will focus on improving understanding of wintertime Arctic outdoor and indoor air pollution. The focus of this study was a result of concerns expressed by Fairbanks and North Pole residents, who often expressed concerns related to indoor air quality, particularly   due to the amount of time residents spend indoors during the winter months.