The quest to learn more about air quality in national parks
The National Park Service conducts and supports air quality research in national parks. In contrast to long-term monitoring, which provides information on the status and trends of air pollutants, research focuses on answering specific questions. Often we ask:
What are the sources of air pollutants in national parks?
How do air pollutants affect natural resources?
Explore the bibliographies below to learn more about NPS air quality research on ozone, visibility, nitrogen & sulfur, and toxics (including mercury).