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: PI CSC Wishes Kevin Hamilton a Fond Aloha and Mahalo!
We give a fond aloha to Kevin Hamilton who is retiring as University Director of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) and Director of the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Kevin led the PICSC from its inception, bringing together academics and professionals from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and at Hilo, the University of Guam, and other US universities to contribute to climate science in the Pacific. With a strong focus in global climate dynamics including numerical modeling of global climate change as well as regional downscaling of global climate model results, Hamilton has pushed the PICSC to the forefront of climate science research in a few short years.
After attaining his PhD from Princeton University in geophysical fluid dynamics, Kevin went on to receive numerous awards and honors from meteorological and geophysical societies, and he has served on several distinguished scientific committees and journal editorial boards. In 2000 he joined the faculty of the IPRC with a joint appointment in the Meteorology Department, which he chaired from 2004 to 2007, and he led the IPRC from 2008 to 2014. In recent years Hamilton has also represented the university and climate scientists by addressing critical environmental issues in the local and national news media.
Mahalo for all your energy and support through the years!