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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park AQRV's

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, courtesy USGS
Aquatic Resources
Aquatic resources in Hawaii Volcanoes NP include freshwater streams and ponds and saltwater bays and coves. Freshwater streams and ponds may be sensitive to acidification from sulfur compounds emitted from Kilauea Volcano.

Fauna/Wildlife
Volcanic gases have the potential to affect wildlife in Hawaii Volcanoes NP.

Night Skies
Dark night skies are considered an important air quality related value at Hawaii Volcanoes NP, possessing value as a cultural, scenic, natural, and scientific resource. Air pollution and poor quality outdoor lighting degrade night skies, lessening a viewer's ability to see stars and other astronomical objects, and altering the nocturnal scene. Use of high quality lighting that produces very little scattered light can greatly improve the night sky. Reduction of haze from air pollution can also improve the night sky.

Soils
Soils in Hawaii Volcanoes NP may be sensitive to acidification from sulfur compounds emitted from Kilauea Volcano.

Vegetation
Volcanic gases including sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen fluoride, have the potential to affect vegetation in Hawaii Volcanoes NP.

Visibility
Visibility is a very sensitive AQRV at Hawaii Volcanoes NP. Visibility in the park is sometimes impaired by haze from volcanic emissions.

updated on 12/11/2006  I   http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/Permits/ARIS/HAVO/aqrv.cfm   I  Email: Webmaster