Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
DOINews: Alaska CSC Releases Annual Report for 2011-2012
For the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC), 2012 was a year of continued growth and further development of our research capacity and outreach activities. In this 2011-2012 annual highlights issue for the AK CSC, you will learn about new investments in research capacity to support high-performance simulation modeling activities, as well as providing state-of-the-art radar equipment to observe and document glacier dynamics. We also continued to place a high priority on training early career scientists. All of these early career scientists are addressing challenging issues related to climate variability and impacts on natural resource management, and once again you will meet one of the AK CSC funded graduate students. In addition, this issue introduces the AK CSC outreach efforts at both the secondary and post-secondary levels—highlighting innovative programs to encourage the next generation of scientists and decision makers.