Acadia National ParkSometimes air pollution obscures views like this from Cadillac Mountain and poses a threat to human health, Acadia's water quality, and vegetation. A large percentage of the pollution comes from out of state. Converging air currents from the South and Midwest douse the Maine coastline with chemicals and small particles. Most of this ground-level ozone and particle pollution comes from the burning of fossil fuels by industry, power plants, and motor vehicles. Ozone levels are usually higher in the summer, but particle pollution can occur year-round. In the summer, increased sunlight drives the chemical reaction that produces ozone, sometimes spiking the levels of this harmful gas. Park resource specialists monitor Acadia's air for pollutants and their effects on plants, water, wildlife, and humans.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 561738 N 4911376|
|Decimal Degrees||44.35303333, -68.22533333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 21.182', W 68° 13.52'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 21' 10.92" N, 68° 13' 31.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Cadillac North Ridge Trail, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US|
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