Winter has arrived and that means local scientists have renewed their tracking of winter ozone throughout the Uintah Basin. Under the direction of Dr. Seth Lyman, the USU Bingham Research Center not only tracks ozone levels but also shares the results in real time with the public in addition to providing the Ozone Alert program which sends air quality conditions straight to participant’s emails. So far things are looking good. “Air quality has been great lately,” shares Dr. Lyman. “Some snow cover exists across the Basin, but almost certainly not enough to lead to a buildup of ozone [as] snow cover is required for winter ozone to form. A little snow is expected to fall across the Basin this week, but it doesn’t look like it will be enough to change the situation. Thus, I think it is quite likely that ozone will continue to stay low for the foreseeable future.” Real time air quality data can be viewed at ubair.usu.edu. Sign up to receive winter ozone alerts at www.usu.edu/binghamresearch/ozone-alert.