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: SC CSC Director Appointed as CIMMS Fellow
Dr. Kim Winton, Director of the South Central Climate Science Center, has been appointed as a Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) Fellow at the University of Oklahoma. The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) was established in 1978 as a cooperative program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The University of Oklahoma (OU). CIMMS provides a mechanism to link the scientific and technical resources of OU and NOAA to create a center of research excellence in mesoscale meteorology, regional climate studies, and related subject areas. CIMMS-supported scientists and students conduct research in mesoscale dynamics, radar research, development, and analysis, atmospheric electricity, severe storms, cloud microphysics, and boundary layer studies, with increasing emphasis in recent years on the climatic effects of/controls on mesoscale processes, the socioeconomic impact of such phenomena, and climate change monitoring and detection. CIMMS is one of 18 NOAA Cooperative Institutes in 21 states.The responsibilities of a CIMMS Fellow include promotion of cooperation and scientific collaborations among Institutions, Departments and individuals participating in CIMMS; participation in CIMMS projects and programs; foster growth of the Institutes and review CIMMS activities and provide input for the Annual Report.