Photographic Archive 1988 1995






The Sipsey Wilderness automatic photographic monitoring system was installed inside the Central Lookout Tower along State Highway 33 in November 1988. The camera viewed Haleyville, 27 kilometers to the west until April 1990, when monitoring was suspended. A new camera was installed at the same location in July 1992 and continued collecting photographs until the site was permanently closed in April 1995.

Photographs were taken at 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00 daily. Over 3,800 35mm color slides of the Haleyville Vista were reviewed to develop the provided historical photographic archive.

Site-specific historical archive products include:

  • Site Specifications - detailed site location map, vista photograph, and site specifications describing the scene monitoring site.
  • Spectrum Frequencies - tabular visual range and cumulative frequency summaries for each range of visibility spectrum.
  • Image Gallery - select images representative of observed air quality conditions for the summarized scene monitoring site.

Also included is Air Program Information describing visibility measurements, causes of poor visibility, and Web addresses of related air quality data programs.


Site-specific products can be accessed from the blue links above or from the associated selections to the left. All graphic and text files have been archived in HTML format. To save or copy text to your hard drive, highlight the text/graphic of interest and right-click on the highlighted portion. Follow the detailed instruction menu. The site location map is available in both HTML and PDF format. To enlarge or view map details, select the PDF Zoom option at the bottom of the Site Location Map page.