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: New Online Tool Connects Climate Information, Data and Tools with User Needs
The Southwest Climate and Environmental Information Collaborative (SCENIC), a new online application, provides access to climate data, analysis tools, and other climate and weather information for the full extent or part of the Southwest region.
Some examples of observed and simulated data available through SCENIC are:
Daily point data from weather stations across the United States from 1950-present.
Dynamically downscaled gridded data and model outputs for 1970-2000 and 2040-2070 at 50 km spatial and daily temporal resolution.
PRISM data at daily (1980-present), monthly (1895-present), and yearly (1895-present) intervals at 4 km resolution. Customized analysis and visualization tools, such as data summaries, time series generators, and climate maps, also are available.
The beta version of SCENIC was recently released. Feedback on the beta version is currently being collected.
SCENIC was developed by the Western Regional Climate Center at the Desert Research Institute as part of their work with the Southwest Climate Science Center.