Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:30 - 13:30
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 208-209
Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) are natural laboratories for investigating Earth surface processes. CZO research seeks to understand these coupled processes across all timescales using quantitative models parameterized from observations of meteorological variables, streams, and groundwater, and sampling and analyzing landforms, bedrock, soils, and ecosystems. Teams of cross-disciplinary scientists at nine sites across the United States work to further CZ science using field and theoretical approaches, education and outreach. The U.S. network includes a national office and funds to develop international collaborations, and currently is working to develop ties with other U.S. entities including the LTER network and CUAHSI.
In this town hall the CZO community seeks to engage the greater Earth surface and environmental science community through: 1) a brief update of recent U.S. network and international activities; and, 2) presentations of a vision for the future of CZO science, and by researchers highlighting important advances that could not have been made without the CZO approach. All scientists interested in problems related to the Earth surface and environment are invited.
Find more CZ related sessions and presentations at AGU 2017 on our event page.