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Since the late 1970's, the NPS has monitored visibility, gaseous pollutants (mainly ozone), and atmospheric deposition in parks around the country. Meteorological monitoring is also conducted at many locations to help interpret air pollutant levels. Monitoring networks that the NPS participates in include:
- Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE)
- National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN)
- Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNet)
- Gaseous Pollutant and Meteorology Program (GPMP)
For additional information contact the Air Resources Division.
Last updated: December 10, 2018