Critical Zone science now permeates curricula developed within several departments at the University of Arizona including Soil, Water and Environmental Science, Geosciences, Hydrology and Water Resources, and the School of Natural Resources. Examples of several courses that use the CZO sites as field-based laboratories are given below.
InTeGrate) Series. Science students from all CZO disciplines can benefit from the course’s systematic presentation of key CZ topics (including: CZO Background, Methods in CZ Science, Land-atmosphere Exchange, Water Transfers through the CZ, Landform & Landscape evolution, Geochem & Biogeochem, and Humans in the Critical Zone). An outline of the Land-atmosphere Exchange module can be found at: http://web.sahra.arizona.edu/hwr203/czo.
Harpold, A.A., P.D. Brooks, S. Rajagopal, I. Heiduechel, A. Jardine, and C. Stielstra. (In Review). Changes in Snowpack Accumulation and Ablation in the Intermountain West. Water Resources Research.
Pelletier, J.D., L.A. McGuire, J. L. Ash, T. M. Engelder, L. E. Hill, K. W. Leroy, C. A. Orem, W. S. Rosenthal, M. A. Trees, C. Rasumussen, and J. Chorover. 2011. Calibration and testing of upland hillslope evolution models in a dated landscape: Banco Bonito, New Mexico. J. Geophys. Res. - Earth Surface 116, F04004, doi: 10.1029/2011JF001976.
Brooks, P.D., P.A. Troch, M. Durcik, E. Gallo, and M. Schlegel (2011) Quantifying regional-scale ecosystem response to changes in precipitation: Not all rain is created equal, Water Resources Research, Water Resources Research, 47, W00J08, doi:10.1029/2010WR009762
01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.
15 Aug 2017 - For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90...
06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.
13 May 2015 - Students from around the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) gathered in Perth for two weeks in Feb. 2015 for the Inaugural WUN Summer School.
17 Mar 2015 - PhD Student; Soil, Water, and Environmental Science; University of Arizona.