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Active Gaseous Pollutant Monitoring Stations

The National Park Service (NPS) monitors air quality in parks independantly and in cooperation with states and other agencies. Currently there are 33 NPS air quality monitoring stations in 28 different NPS units. There are 13 additional state and other agency operated air quality monitoring stations located in NPS units.

NPS Operated Monitoring Stations

National Park Units Dry Deposition
(SO4, NO3, HNO3, NH4, SO2)
Ozone
(O3)
Sulfur Dioxide
(SO2)
Meteorological Sensors Nitrogen Oxides
(NOx)
Particulates
(PM2.5)
Acadia NP X     X    
Big Bend NP X X   X    
Canyonlands NP X X   X    
Chiricahua NM X X   X    
Craters of the Moon NM   X   X    
Denali NP X X   X    
Death Valley NP X X   X    
Everglades NP X     X    
Glacier NP X X   X    
Great Basin NP X X   X    
Great Smoky Mountains NP, Clingmans Dome   X   X    
Great Smoky Mountains NP, Cove Mountain   X X X    
Great Smoky Mountains NP, Look Rock X X X X X X
Great Smoky Mountains NP, Purchase Knob   X   X    
Hawaii Volcanoes NP     X X   X
Joshua Tree NP X X   X   X
Lassen Volcanic NP X X   X    
Mammoth Cave NP X X X X X X
Mesa Verde NP X X   X    
Mount Rainier NP X X   X    
Olympic NP   X   X    
Pinnacles NM X X   X    
Petrified Forest NP X X   X    
Rocky Mountain NP X X X X X  
Sequoia NP, Ash Mtn   X   X   X
Sequoia NP, Lower Kaweah   X   X    
Shenandoah NP, Big Meadows X X   X   X
Theodore Roosevelt NP X X X X   X
Voyageurs NP X X   X    
Wind Cave NP X     X    
Yellowstone NP X X   X   X
Yosemite NP, Valley   X   X    
Yosemite NP, Turtleback Dome X X   X X  

NB = National Battlefield  NP = National Park  NM = National Monument  NS = National Seashore  NP & Pres = National Preserve
NRA = National Recreation Area


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State Operated Monitoring Stations in National Parks*

National Park Units Dry Deposition
(SO4, NO3, HNO3, NH4, SO2)
Ozone
(O3)
Sulfur Dioxide
(SO2)
Meteorological Sensors Nitrogen Oxides
(NOx)
Particulates
(PM2.5)
Acadia NP   X     X X
Badlands NP X X X X X X
Big Thicket NP & Pres   X        
Cape Cod NS   X   X    
Cowpens NB   X        
Congaree Swamp NP   X   X    
Great Smoky Mountains NP, Cades Cove   X   X    
Guadalupe Mtns NP   X        
Mt. Rainier NP, Paradise   X        
Saguaro NM   X        
Santa Monica Mtns NRA   X        
Tall Grass Prairie NP & Pres   X        
Wind Cave NP   X X   X X

* Data for the state operated sites above are available from the EPA’s AirData database.
NB = National Battlefield  NP = National Park  NM = National Monument  NS = National Seashore  NP & Pres = National Preserve
NRA = National Recreation Area


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Last Updated: October 13, 2011