News

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NSF announcement: CZO Science Across Virtual Institutes project funded

26 Nov 2014 (National) - The National Science Foundation announced funding of the five-year Critical Zone Observatories Science Across Virtual Institutes project.

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CZO REUs and RETs present research at 2014 CUAHSI Biennial Meeting

26 Aug 2014 (National, Christina, Shale Hills) - The Critical Zone Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Teachers program participants traveled to...

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Special publications on CZ/CZO science

19 Jun 2014 (National) - Journal special issues feature Critical Zone science and the observatories.

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CZO National Office announced

17 Jun 2014 (National) - A CZO National Office (CZONO) has been announced, directed by Lou Derry (Cornell) with coordination activities led by Tim White (Penn State).

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Hands-on learning exercises available from CZOs

10 Jun 2014 (National) - CZO and AGI create succinct exercises for secondary education classrooms. The exercises are based on CZO data and were distributed to 16,000 teachers

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Critical Zone Science & Management Course

06 May 2014 (National, Catalina-Jemez) - Critical Zone Science & Management Class ENVS‐GEO‐HWR 422/522 in Fall 2014

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2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.

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2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Series

06 Mar 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.


Calhoun featured in Science

11 Nov 2014 (Calhoun) - Dan Richter talks about the Calhoun CZO's "endangered" Cecil soil in a Science feature by Michael Tennesen

World Changers 3.0

06 Nov 2014 (Luquillo) - What does it take to change the world? Change it, that is, on a geologic scale that can withstand the rest of deep time? Meteoric impacts have...

Using a CZO network to explore the architecture, dynamics and evolution of the Critical Zone

03 Nov 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.

2014 Gilbert Club

28 Oct 2014 (National, Luquillo) - Two speakers this year are presenting about the Critical Zone so you may find this Gilbert Club meeting of interest - read on.

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Events

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December 8 CZO webinar

Using a CZO network to explore the architecture, dynamics and evolution of the Critical Zone


Online.

(National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra)


CZOs at AGU: Townhall

AGU Townhall event entitled "Critical Zone Observatories: Past, Present, Future"


Room 2005, Moscone West, San Francisco, California.

(Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills)

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Publications

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Hydrologic dynamics and geochemical responses within a floodplain aquifer and hyporheic zone during Hurricane Sandy. Sawyer, A.H., L.A. Kaplan, O. Lazareva, and H.A. Michael (2014): Water Resources Research, 50 (6): 4877–4892 (Christina)

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Application of Metabolic Scaling Theory to reduce error in local maxima tree segmentation from aerial LiDAR. Swetnam T.L. and Falk D.A. (2014): Forest Ecology and Management 323: 158–167 (Catalina-Jemez)

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Aspect-dependent variations in regolith creep revealed by meteoric 10Be. Nicole West, Eric Kirby, Paul Bierman, and Brian A. Clarke (2014): Geology, vol 42 (6):507-510 (Shale Hills)

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What makes Darwinian hydrology "Darwinian"? Asking a different kind of question about landscapes. Harman C. and Troch P.A. (2014): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 417-433 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina) Cross-CZO

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Bedrock composition regulates mountain ecosystems and landscape evolution. Hahm, W.J., Riebe, C.S., Lukens, C.E., and Araki, S. (2014): Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(9):3338-3343 (Sierra)

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Spatial patterns of vegetation, soils and microtopography from terrestrial laser scanning on two semi-arid hillslopes of contrasting lithology. Harman C.J., Lohse K.A., Troch P.A., Sivapalan M. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119(2): 163-180 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Reynolds) Cross-CZO

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A Three-dimensional View of Nutrient Hotspots in a Sierra Nevada Forest Soil. Johnson, D.W., C. Woodward, M.W. Meadows. (2014): Soil Science Society of America Journal, In press (Sierra)

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LiDAR-derived snowpack data sets from mixed conifer forests across the Western United States. Harpold, A.A., Q. Guo, N. Molotch, P. D. Brooks, R. Bales, J.C. Fernandez-Diaz, K.N. Musselman, and T.L. Swetnam, P. Kirchner, M. Meadows, J. Flanagan, R. Lucas (2014): Water Resources Research 50(3): 2749-2755 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Sierra) Cross-CZO

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Snowmelt timing alters shallow but not deep soil moisture in the Sierra Nevada . Blankinship, J.C., Meadows, M.W., Lucas, R.G., and Hart, S.C. (2014): Water Resources Research. (Sierra)


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Sunlight and soil-litter mixing: drivers of litter decomposition in drylands. Barnes P.W., Throop H.L., Archer S.R., Breshears D.D., McCulley R.L., and Tobler M.A. (2015): Progress in Botany 76: 273-302 (Catalina-Jemez)

Rare earth. Tennesen, Michael (2014): Science 346 (6210): 692-695 (Calhoun)

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Fractionation of Dissolved Organic Matter by (Oxy)Hydroxide-Coated Sands: Competitive Sorbate Displacement during Reactive Transport. Vazquez-Ortega A., Hernandez-Ruiz S., Amistadi M.K., Rasmussen C., Chorover J. (2014): Vadose Zone Journal 13(7): (Catalina-Jemez)

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Rare Earth Elements as Reactive Tracers of Biogeochemical Weathering in Forested Rhyolitic Terrain. Vázquez-Ortega A., Perdrial J., Harpold A., Zapata-Ríos X., Rasmussen C., McIntosh J., Schaap M., Pelletier J.D., Brooks P.D., Amistadi M.K., Chorover J. (2014): Chemical Geology 391: 19-32 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez) Cross-CZO

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Progress on relationships between horizontal and vertical dust flux: Mathematical, empirical and risk-based perspectives. Whicker J.J., Breshears D.D. and Field J.P. (2014): Aeolian Research 14: 105-111 (Catalina-Jemez)

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