Mojave Desert

Authored by: Timothy J. Sullivan

Air Pollution and Its Impacts on U.S. National Parks

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498765176
eBook ISBN: 9781315163703
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315163703-15

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Abstract

There are five parks in the Mojave Desert Network considered in this book that are larger than 100 mi2 (259 km2): Death Valley National Park (DEVA), Great Basin National Park (GRBA), Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAKE), and Mojave National Preserve (MOJA; Figure 15.1). Larger parks generally have more available data with which to evaluate air pollution sensitivities and effects. Most available data have been collected for JOTR. Since air pollutants can be widespread, reduction of pollution emissions affecting large parks will often result in the protection of smaller parks located nearby as well. Figure 15.1 Network boundary and locations of parks and population centers larger than 10,000 people near the Mojave Desert Network.

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