Welcome - Emigrant Pass Observatory

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On July 20 and 21, 2013, lightning strikes started two fires (Playground and Rocky) in the area of the Emigrant Pass Observatory. A visit to the site on August 19, 2013 found a burned landscape and a melted observatory. We are still trying to revive the station and it is curently offline.


This is the climate change website of the Thermal Geophysics Research Group at the University of Utah. On this site you can learn how boreholes can be used to investigate climate change, our climate change studies at the Emigrant Pass Observatory (EPO), download geothermic climate change data, and learn more about our group.

This material is based upon work supported through National Science Foundation grants EAR-0126029, ATM-0823516 and ATM-0823519. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.