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 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!