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Virgin Islands National Park AQRV's

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Virgin Islands National Park
Aquatic Resources
Surface waters in the park may be affected by Saharan dust events.

Fauna/Wildlife
There is no indication that wildlife are being affected by air pollution at Virgin Islands NP.

Night Skies
Dark night skies are considered an important air quality related value at Virgin Islands 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
There is no indication that soils in Virgin Islands NP are sensitive to deposition of air pollutants.

Vegetation
The ozone sensitivity of plant species in Virgin Islands NP is unknown.

Visibility
Visibility is a sensitive AQRV at Virgin Islands NP.

updated on 12/11/2006  I   http://nature.nps.gov/air/permits/aris/VIIS/aqrv.cfm   I  Email: Webmaster