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Geology and Climate

Bryce Canyon National Park

Geology

Geologic Resources of the National Parks range from the world-renowned sculptured depths of Grand Canyon to the ancient fossils of Dinosaur National Monument. Geologic resources and the dynamic processes that affect them are inspiring to behold, form the foundation of park ecosystems, and are essential to understanding the natural world.

Death Valley National Park

Climate

The latest NPS air quality data trend analysis report shows visibility, ozone, and atmospheric deposition conditions and trends for 1998 - 2007 and indicates whether or not individual parks are meeting NPS strategic air quality goals. The report shows 99% of parks show stable or improving visibility, 94% have stable or improving ozone concentrations, and 83% have stable or improving trends in atmospheric deposition. While improving trends certainly show progress, a stable trend in air quality may not be sufficient to protect an area already experiencing poor air quality.