Grand Teton Gets Air Station
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park
says it has installed its first air-quality monitoring station. The
station will measure levels of ozone, sulfur dioxide, fine
particles and pollutants.
The park announced Thursday that the station is at the Teton
Science Schools' Kelly Campus. Before the station started taking
measurement this week, air quality data for Grand Teton and the
greater Jackson Hole area came only from stations located at
Yellowstone Lake and Pinedale.
Wyoming's Department of Environmental Quality provided some
$95,000 worth of equipment for the station. An anonymous donor gave
the Grand Teton National Park Foundation $10,000 for a
climate-controlled shelter for the station.
Teton Science Schools agreed to provide graduate students and
staff to primarily operate the site.