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.
DOINews: National Weather Service Hosts Climate Science Center Workshop
On Nov. 29, 2012, the National Weather Service Southern Region hosted a South Central Climate Science Center workshop on "precipitation variability" in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. David Brown, National Climatic Data Center Southern Region Climate Services Director, stated that "This is the first full-fledged science planning meeting for the science center which provides an opportunity for the Department of Interior, NOAA, the National Weather Service and many partners to collectively shape the direction of funded climate research and services for the Southern Plains region over the next several years."