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.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: Upcoming Webinar: "Paleo perspectives on climate extremes" - Wed., Dec 4
Join the Northeast Climate Science Center on Wednesday, December 4 for a webinar, "Paleo perspectives on climate extremes"! Dr. Raymond Bradley will present examples of paleoclimate research that has used climate proxies to reconstruct the history of extreme events.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:30pm, ET
The Northeast Climate Science Center presents, "Paleo perspectives on climate extremes"
Raymond Bradley, NE CSC Consortium PI, Professor of Geosciences, Director of the Climate System Research Center, UMass Amherst
Extreme events and their impacts are of critical importance for society. Instrumental records are short and provide only a limited perspective on the frequency, magnitude and distribution of extremes. Natural archives offer the prospect of extending this perspective to recent centuries and millennia. In this overview, Dr. Bradley will present examples of paleoclimate research that has used climate proxies to reconstruct the history of extreme events. The focus will be on hurricanes, droughts, floods and forest fires.
Raymond Bradley is a University Distinguished Professor of Geosciences at UMass Amherst and Director of the Climate System Research Center. His interests are in climate variability across a wide range of time scales, particularly in how present day climate differs from climates in the past, and what may have caused climates to change. Dr. Bradley has written or edited eleven books on climatic change and paleoclimatology, including Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, and has authored over 120 articles on these topics.