2013 News

December  2013

BcCZO at the American Geophysical Union’s 46th annual Fall Meeting!

01 Dec 2013 - Join the BcCZO and more than 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 9-13 December,...

November  2013

Career Opportunities: NSF Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences, Rotator; two (2)  Openings

12 Nov 2013 - The Division of Earth Sciences has two vacant rotator positions in the Hydrologic Sciences program of the Surface Earth Processes (SEP)...

October  2013

The Colorado Storm and Flood of 2013

25 Oct 2013 - Persistent, heavy rains in the Colorado Front Range broke several rainfall records and led to catastrophic flooding and geomorphic activity.

Severe Rainstorm Effects Recorded in Streams and Groundwater Levels

07 Oct 2013 - An Extreme Rain Event and the Hydrologic Response in the Boulder Creek CZO Persistent, heavy rain over Boulder during a 36-hour period between...

Fresh landslides triggered during September’s deluge

03 Oct 2013 - Heavy Rainfall and the Geomorphic Response During the week of September 9th, 2013, several days of continuous rainfall caused widespread...

September  2013

Colorado’s Extreme Weather Event Smashes Records

26 Sep 2013 - Colorado rainfall records going back to 1893 were shattered by September's intense and persistent rainstorm.

Boulder Creek CZO collecting samples after the flood

19 Sep 2013 - On Monday September 16 2013 Rachel Gabor assembles a small crew to take samples on Boulder creek.

Boulder Creek CZO assessing flood in Upper Gordon Gulch

18 Sep 2013 - Assessing Gordon Gulch continues

Boulder Creek CZO assessing flood in Lower Gordon Gulch

18 Sep 2013 - BcCZOII member, Nate Rock, was able to access Lower Gordon Gulch via Golden Gate on 17 September 2013 only to find that the GGL gauge had been...

Boulder Creek CZO responds to record-breaking Colorado rainfall and flooding

13 Sep 2013 - Investigators and staff rush into action to collect samples and observe impacts

CZO scientist Sheila Murphy quoted in NY Times on wildfire impact on water quality.

12 Sep 2013 - With an enormous wildfire in the Sierra Nevada posing a potential threat to San Francisco’s water supply, city officials were busy planning...

August  2013

One of our new CZO team members, Dan Doak, holds a new endowed chair in ENVS.

31 Aug 2013 - The gift has come to fruition this fall as the university hired Daniel Doak, a well-known biologist, to fill its first-ever endowed chair position.

July  2013

Sustaining Earth’s Critical Zone - Report from 2011 International CZ Meeting

29 Jul 2013 - International CZ science community outlines interdisciplinary research needed to address land use changes, climate change, and biodiversity decline

Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets Rock

11 Jul 2013 - The National Science Foundation's Cheryl Dybas recently finalized a new report entitled "Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets...

May  2013

Opportunity: Vacancy-NSF Section Head, Surface Earth Processes (EAR)

16 May 2013 - Job Title:  Section Head, Surface Earth Processes Section Agency:  National Science Foundation Job Announcement Number: ...

April  2013

Sabbatical Opportunity at WyCEHG

17 Apr 2013 - Distinguished Sabbatical Visitor Fellowship The Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG) invites applications for the...

February  2013

Goldschmidt 2013, Session 16B: Probing the Critical Zone

25 Feb 2013 - Submit an abstract by 12 April for Session 16B: Probing the Critical Zone, to be held at Goldschmidt 2013 in Florence, Italy 25-30 August 2013.

January  2013

Drilling at Betasso Field Site Jan 2013

17 Jan 2013 - January 17, 2013 Drilling started at Betasso today. We reached a depth of 48 feet. We had no recovery in top 8 ft (but have bags of material from...

High-Peak Creeks, Forest Fires and Landscape Erosion: Could They Be Linked?

14 Jan 2013 - Colorado's Boulder Creek watershed: where rushing streams, raging blazes and the Rockies meet

NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

14 Jan 2013 - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website is publishing a six-part series about the Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).

Post-doctoral researcher Adrian Harpold funded to accomplish cross-CZO science

11 Jan 2013 - Harpold awarded an NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship for a research and education program that spans 3 western Critical Zone Observatories

In Memoriam: Frederick Scatena 1954-2013

02 Jan 2013 - Frederick Scatena, PI of the Luquillo CZO, died peacefully at home on January 2, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. We mourn the loss.

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