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This Website Is Proudly Sponsored By The

University Of Virginia’s College At Wise

The University Of Virginia’s College At Wise has a long history of public service ( since 1954 ) to the Mountain Region, with a focus on student success and community advancement as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.  This website is offered as an aid to communities and tool for advancement of the natural sciences.

The Appalachian Climate Center is specially designed for those who live, work, play, and travel through the famed Mountain Empire of southwest Virginia, southeast Kentucky, northeast Tennessee, and northwest North Carolina ( with focus being centered upon the great High Knob Massif ).
High Knob Massif - High Country In Autumn 2014
High Knob Massif – High Country In Autumn 2014

More than 25 years of climate research centered upon the great High Knob Massif and its adjoining landform has rewritten the known climatology of Virginia to generate a unique knowledge base which drives forecasts made especially for these mountains.

Autumn In High Knob Lake Basin - October 5, 2014
Early Autumn In High Knob Lake Basin – October 5, 2014
This University Of Virginia’s College At Wise Sponsorship includes

The High Knob Landform

with a focus on the natural sciences set amid the Climate System.
Rime Capped Beauty of High Knob Massif Crest Zone
Rime Capped Beauty of High Knob Massif Crest Zone – February, 27 2016
High Knob Landform Introduction
Late Autumn In High Knob Lake Basin - November 2, 2014
Late Autumn In High Knob Lake Basin – November 2, 2014

( 6.0 Million+ Image Views & Counting Related To The High Knob Landform )

Roddy Addington Photograph
High Knob Massif Crest Zone – January 6, 2010

 Winter forecasting and research has been of particular interest, with no one having more knowledge and field experience in winter settings amid these mountains.

Wayne Riner Photograph
Queen Of The Deep Woods

 The amazing biodiversity of these mountains are a product of their complex climatic diversity, both of which have played important roles in shaping the unique culture of people who call this ancient landscape home.

Richard Kretz Photograph
Guardian Of The Clinch River Basin

A working knowledge of the natural world is vital to fully understanding the complex climate of the Appalachians, where daily weather changes interact with all living and non-living components to form part of a larger system ( the Climatic System ).

Roddy Addington Photograph
Shaggy-Stalked Bolete Mushroom

Forecast models poorly resolve these mountains, especially for those who live, work, play, and travel upon and up-downstream ( air flow-wise ) of the High Knob Massif – Black Mountain corridor straddling the rugged Virginia-Kentucky stateline.

Roddy Addington Photograph
Rime Capped High Knob Massif – Rugged Cliff Laden Mountain Flank

The Bottom Line,  the Appalachian Climate Center offers knowledge of mountain weather and climate conditions that simply can not be found anywhere else via many years of research and field experience ( backed by a host of dedicated observers ).

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