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.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough has bad air quality in winter due to low winds and intense temperature inversions that trap locally generated pollution. We cannot control the weather, which leaves controlling local pollution sources as the only option to clean the air.Read More "Local actions are working to clean FNSB air"
Temperature inversions cause bad air days, but how shallow is the polluted layer on these stagnant days?Read More "Fairbanks’ extremely shallow polluted layer"
What is the air like inside a house when it is polluted outside? How is indoor air affected by activities inside?Read More "Houses help protect from bad outdoor air"
The Fairbanks winter air quality study (FairAir) is a part of an international consortium of more than twenty institutions that are organized under the Alaskan...Read More "More information about the winter air quality study"