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: NASA Supercomputer Provides High-Resolution Climate Datasets
Recently released datasets and images from a team of scientists at NASA, the Climate Analytics Group, and California State University, can be used in regional analyses of climate change by the DOI Climate Science Centers.
“Our center will use the new climate datasets for the ecological response modeling being done at the center,” said Jeffrey Morisette, director of the North Central Climate Science Center, Denver, CO. “Having access to a rigorous, consistent, and well documented set of high-resolution climate projections will help ensure our analysis and results are coordinated with the IPCC fifth assessment report.”