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Bryce Canyon National Park Air Quality Monitoring

Monitoring Site in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Air Atlas
Air Atlas is a GIS database of air quality estimates for 270 parks that are part of the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program. These estimates can be used when on-site monitoring data is not available.
Air Atlas

Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring
Wet deposition is monitored in Bryce Canyon NP (1985-present) as part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN). The site ID is UT99. Dry deposition is not monitored in Bryce Canyon NP; however, dry deposition rates from Canyonlands NP can be used to characterize conditions in Bryce Canyon NP. Dry deposition rates have been estimated for Canyonlands NP (site CAN407), 1995-present, as part of the Clean Air Status and Trends Networks (CASTNet).

Night Skies
Optical monitoring to collect baseline data on night sky brightness has been completed at Bryce Canyon NP. The optical measurement produces not only a measure of night sky brightness and identification of light pollution sources, but also produces a measure of the effect of the atmosphere on light scattering caused by fine particulates and other air pollutants, and moisture.

Ozone Monitoring
Ozone is not directly monitored in Bryce Canyon NP. Ozone estimates can be obtained from the NPS website, AirAtlas.

Visibility Monitoring
Visual air quality in Bryce Canyon NP has been monitored using an aerosol sampler (1988-present), and a 35mm camera (1984-present).

updated on 01/18/2006  I   http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/permits/aris/BRCA/monitoring.cfm   I  Email: Webmaster