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: PI CSC Welcomes Kelvin Richards as New University Director!
Kelvin Richards, Professor of Oceanography at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), has taken the helm as the University Director for the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center and also the Director of the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC). After attaining his PhD in oceanography from the University of Southampton, UK, Richards' research focused on ocean stirring and mixing effects on the dynamics of Earth's environment, in particular the dynamical downscaling of physical processes and their impact on ocean biology in the waters around Hawai'i.
Beyond his extensive ocean dynamics publications, Kelvin's many accomplishments include leading the international research program Mixing in the Equatorial Thermocline (MIXET) and participating in upcoming research cruises to the equatorial Indian and Pacific Oceans with the R/V Mirai (JAMSTEC) and the R/V Falkor (Schmidt Ocean Institute). Richards joined the faculty of the IPRC (UHM) in 2002 with a joint appointment in the Oceanography Department, which he chaired from 2010 to 2012. Beyond his focus on Hawai'i, he has served on several international scientific committees.