The Marin Headlands is a hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County, United States, located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects the two counties and peninsulas. The entire area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; the Headlands are famous for their views of the Bay Area of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Headlands sometimes create their own clouds when moist, warm Pacific Ocean breezes are pushed into higher, colder air, causing condensation, fog drip and rain; the hills get more precipitation than at sea level, for the same reason. However, despite being wet, strong gusty Pacific winds prevent dense forests from forming; the many gaps and valleys in the hills increase the wind speed and periodically, during powerful winter storms, these winds can reach hurricane force. In summer, breezes can still be gusty, when the oceanic air and fog cross the hills. November through February in the Headlands are dominated by periodic rainstorms that blow in from the Pacific originating in the Gulf of Alaska, give the area the majority of its rainfall for the year.
These cloudy and rainy days are interspersed with cool but clear ones. As winter turns to spring, the April-to-June weather tends to be dominated by powerful winds, less rain, clearer skies. Summer days alternate between warm intervals, giving way to foggy and cool periods. September and October bring the highest average temperatures of the year and the longest stretches of clear skies; the centerpoint of the Marin Headlands skyline is the 920-foot Hawk Hill, the lookout point for the largest known flight of diurnal raptors in the Pacific states. Each autumn, from August into December, tens of thousands of hawks, falcons, vultures and harriers are funneled by the peninsular shape of Marin County into the headlands. Hawks avoid flight over water since warm thermals. Abundant populations of small mammals protected by the park are one resource that helps maintain the large number of visiting raptors in the Headlands during the fall, but the strong onshore winds hitting the hills of the Headlands provide cold updrafts and hot late summer days provide warm thermals that allow these birds to fly more efficiently.
Volunteers with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory count and track this fall migration using bird-banding and radio-tracking techniques, all in cooperation with the National Park Service. The Marin Headlands are home to black tail deer, mountain lions, two types of fox, wild turkeys, rabbits and skunks. In 2003, there was a reported sighting of a black bear in the Headlands. River otters streams. Large numbers of water birds migrate through the Headlands, including brown pelicans from May through October; the Headlands' status as a park protects the habitat and populations of these animals within just a few miles of San Francisco and its suburbs. In the waters surrounding the Headlands, harbor seals can be found year-round, gray whales can be seen in the spring and fall, seabirds such as common murres and surf scoters swim within sight of shore; the Marin Headlands are underlain by fascinating geological formations created by the accretion of oceanic sediments from the Pacific Plate onto the North American Plate.
The process of subduction of ocean floor, followed by tectonic underplating to the underside of the over-riding plate, was first described here by Clyde Wahrhaftig in 1984. The primary rock types of the Marin Headlands include graywacke sandstone, radiolarian chert, pillow basalts, shale; these rocks began their migration over one hundred million years ago from as far south as present-day Los Angeles. The erosion of the hillsides and construction activities during the military era have exposed some dramatic examples of these rock types for easy viewing, the folding caused by tectonic action is visually evident in many places throughout the Headlands. Marin Headlands is one of the featured field trips found in the Streetcar 2 Subduction online field trip guide series released in December 2019 by the American Geophysical Union; the Marin Headlands is home to the Coastal Miwok tribe, before colonization/western expansion/gentrification Miwok were able to move between the bay side of the peninsula and the ocean side seasonally, for thousands of years.
The growth of San Francisco has negatively impacted Miwok sacred sites and tribal visibility. Miwok continue to seek federal recognition. In the 18th century and Mexican ranchers occupied the Headlands giving way to Portuguese immigrant dairy farmers during the American period following the U. S. acquisition of California in the Mexican–American War. The Marin Headlands is the site of a number of historic military settlements fortifications, including Fort Cronkhite, Fort Barry, a large number of bunkers and batteries, the SF-88 Nike Missile silo. From the 1890s, the first military installations were built to prevent hostile ships from entering San Francisco Bay; the batteries at Kirby Cove, above Black Sands Beach, south of Rodeo Beach, at Battery Mendell are examples of fortifications from the pre-World War I period. During World War II Batteries Wallace, 129 on Hawk Hill were built into the hills to protect them from aerial bombardment and the high caliber shells that would be fired by Axis battleships.
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Batman: The Dark Knight was an American comic book ongoing series and penciled by David Finch and featuring Batman. One of two new ongoing titles to feature Bruce Wayne after the "Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne" storyline, The Dark Knight depicts Bruce Wayne's life in Gotham City following his new global commitment to the newly established Batman Incorporated. In Finch's words, "The stories I'm telling are all about relationships and connections he has in Gotham City that he can't walk away from." Although the majority of his resources and time will go into his new global project, Inc. Finch describes his series as Bruce being unable to separate himself from his hometown and battleground for so many years. Finch states, "Even though Dick is here, it's not easy for Bruce to walk away; as much as Dick has proven himself, Bruce Wayne is still Bruce Wayne. It's difficult for Bruce to just walk away from a fight he's been fighting his whole life, and there's something in particular that keeps him interested as we kick off the series."
Finch addressed the nature of new, globally themed stories permeating most of the Batman line with Bruce Wayne, how his title will stand out and apart from that trend. "Batman, in my book, is in Gotham City. And yeah, this is the Batman we all know and love, have for 70 years. Although Batman is spending time all over the world, he still has Gotham City as his home base, he still has so many connections and ties and grudges and friendships in Gotham City."Finch described his overall take on the character of Bruce Wayne: "Batman is a character that I know well, I had a strong sense of direction for him. I would be more reluctant to take on a character. He's driven and black and white. I love that in a world of so much grey. Right or wrong, he never has to question, and there's something engaging about a character that pushes his limits and never surrenders. There are so many variables and possibilities in a story, but you always know what Batman will do." Launched alongside Batman Incorporated, the first volume of the series would last five issues.
The plot was made to bridge the gap between Batman Incorporated. It would deal with Batman searching for his childhood friend, Dawn Golden, involved with a conspiracy involving Killer Croc. Croc had ended up selling her to the Penguin, using her as a tool of revenge against his own personal humility and against Batman. Batman discovers her relations to Jason Blood and the demon Etrigan. In the end, Batman mourns the loss of Dawn, fatally wounded. DC Comics relaunched Batman: The Dark Knight with issue #1 in September 2011, as part of The New 52. While David Finch was supposed to be the writer on the series permanently, Paul Jenkins was announced to be co-writing issues, it was announced that Joe Harris and Judd Winick would have guest appearances before Gregg Hurwitz would take over the series. Knight Terrors: As Bruce is unable to keep up with the various legal conspiracies involving Batman Incorporated, he decides to investigate a breakout in Arkham. There he finds criminals being fed a modified fear toxin, mixed in with venom which makes the criminals strong and immune to fear.
He finds it being given to criminals by a new foe named the White Rabbit. When Batman approaches her she defeats him and injects him with the fear toxin which she gives to the Flash. Bruce finds Bane to be behind the new fear toxin and combats him, Bruce manages to burn the fear toxin out of his and the Flash's body's by getting pushed to the limit. Bruce manages to defeat Bane, but is left confused by the White Rabbit