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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 ).
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.
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with a focus on the natural sciences set amid the Climate System.
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Winter forecasting and research has been of particular interest, with no one having more knowledge and field experience in winter settings amid these mountains.
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.
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 ).
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.
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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