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.
Eric P Salathé Jr is Assistant Professor for Climate Science in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Washington - Bothell. He earned a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and a BA in Physics from Swarthmore College. He conducts research on regional climate change and the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems. This research supports climate impacts applications in many fields including air quality, hydrology, agriculture, and human health with a focus on the U.S. Pacific Northwest. His current research focuses on how local weather and land-surface processes can affect the regional response to climate change. His teaching interests include climate science and mathematics.