Southern View

Southern View (HM20W0)

Location: Bryson City, NC 28713
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 33.766', W 83° 29.91'

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Great Smokey Mountain National Park

Notice the forest that surrounds the tower. This is a spruce (Picea rubens) and Fraser fir (Abies fraseri). It is a forest under stress. The dead trees you see are Fraser fir, victims of a European insect. Another threat, with far broader effects, comes from the air.

This park receives the highest sulfur and nitrogen deposits—from acid precipitation—found in any national park. It is most severe at higher elevations. The average acidity of rain and snow here is 5-10 times greater than natural precipitation. This acid fallout damages park soils, streams, plants and animals.

Components of Acid Fallout
Acid precipitation arrives not only as rain and snow but also mixed in clouds and as dry particles. 26% Rain/Snow 36% Dry Particles 38% Cloud Water

Nantahala National Forest

Cherokee (behind ridge)
Distance 11.5 mi/18.5km

Thomas Ridge
Distance 8mi/12.9km Elevation 1990ft/606m

Shepherd Bald
Distance 17.5mi/28.2km

Andrews Bald
Distance 1.5mi/2.4km

Standing Indian
Distance 37mi/59.5km

Fontana Lake
Distance 8.5mi/13.7km
Elevation 1709ft/52.1m

Cheoah Bald
Distance 19mi/31km

Snowbird Mountains
Distance 30mi/48km

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HM NumberHM20W0
Placed ByGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 273556 N 3938327
Decimal Degrees35.56276667, -83.49850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 33.766', W 83° 29.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 33' 45.96" N, 83° 29' 54.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)828
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Clingmans Dome Trail, Bryson City NC 28713, US
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