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Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Shale Hills CZO)

26 Sep 2016 (National, Shale Hills) - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Shale Hills CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.


1-Day Training: Scientific Sensing using Unmanned Aircraft Systems AirCTEMPs

19 Sep 2016 (National, Eel) - NSF CTEMPS will offer a one day-short course on the applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS’s) in earth sciences.


Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Fiber Optics: Temperature and Acoustic Applications in Earth Science

19 Sep 2016 (National) - The NSF CTEMPs will offer a two-day hands-on workshop on the theory, application and analysis of distributed fiber sensing.


CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant (Deadline: Sept. 30)

30 Aug 2016 (National) - The Fall Deadline to Apply for a CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant is September 30th!


The 2nd International Workshop on Urbanization in Watersheds: Towards a Sustainable Urbanization

29 Aug 2016 (National) - 2nd International Workshop on Urbanization in Watersheds: October 26-28, 2016 in Xiamen, China


Post-doc position: Water and Critical Zone Architecture

29 Jul 2016 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - CZO seeks postdoc to answer fundamental questions about CZ architecture and hydrologic processes. Work involves data synthesis and building models.


CZNews: Summer 2016

24 Jul 2016 (National) - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Summer 2016


Critical Zone Science at ESA 2016

13 Jul 2016 (National, Luquillo) - National Science Foundation-funded research results presented at 2016 Ecological Society of America meeting in August


Critical Technology for a Changing World

15 Jun 2016 (Catalina-Jemez) - In 2014, students of a CyVerse (then iPlant Collaborative) course called Applied Concepts in Cyberinfrastructure, taught at the University of...


Susan Brantley has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal

11 Jun 2016 (National, Shale Hills) - We are proud to announce that Dr. Susan Brantley, Lead-PI of the Shale Hills CZO has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal.


2016 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium

31 May 2016 (National) - 2016 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium: Finding Your Place in Big Data: Using Observations to Understand Hydrologic Processes for Predicting a Changing World


Voices of Fire Update

29 Sep 2016 (Reynolds) - Good news!  Voices of Fire will be showing on IdahoPTV in the future.  An IndieGogo campaign has been launched to raise final...

Critical Zone Profile – YUNING SHI (meteorologist, research associate)

26 Sep 2016 (Shale Hills) - Research Associate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – TESS RUSSO (hydrologist, assistant professor)

26 Sep 2016 (Shale Hills) - Assistant Professor; Department of Geosciences; The Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – LILLIAN HILL (ecologist, graduate student)

26 Sep 2016 (Shale Hills) - graduate student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University

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Dissertation Defense - Lidiia Iavorivska

Dissolved Organic Matter in Atmospheric Deposition: Inputs to Watersheds and Influences of Climate

217 Forest Resources Building.

(Shale Hills)

Fall 2016 CZO Seminar

Instrumentation of the new Agricultural Site

105 Forest Resources Building.

(Shale Hills)

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Dynamic Assessment of Current Management in an Intensively Managed Agroecosystem. Wilson, C.G., Wacha, K.M., Papanicolaou, A.N., Sander, H.,A., Freudenberg, V.B., Abban, B.K., and Zhao, C (2016): Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education (IML)


Mean Age Distribution of Inorganic Soil-nitrogen. Woo, D.K., and Kumar, P. (2016): Water Resources Research (IML)


Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone. Brantley, S. L., DiBiase, R. A., Russo, T. A., Shi, Y., Lin, H., Davis, K. J., Kaye, M., Hill, L., Kaye, J., Eissenstat, D. M., Hoagland, B., Dere, A. L., Neal, A. L., Brubaker, K. M., and Arthur, D. K (2016): Earth Surface Dynamics 4: 211-235 (Shale Hills)


Recent tree die-off has little effect on streamflow in contrast to expected increases from historical studies. Biederman J.A., Somor A.J., Harpold A.A., Gutmann E.D., Breshears D.D., Troch P.A., Gochis D.J., Scott R.l., Meddens A.J.H., and Brooks P.D. (2015): Water Resources Research 51(12): 9775-9789 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez) Cross-CZO


Geophysical imaging reveals topographic stress control of bedrock weathering. St. Clair, J., S. Moon, W. S. Holbrook, J. T. Perron, C. S. Riebe, S. J. Martel, B. Carr, C. Harman, K. Singha, D. deB. Richter (2015): Science, 30 October 2015, Vol. 350, no. 6260, pp. 534-538 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Christina) Cross-CZO National


Chapter 2 – The Role of Critical Zone Observatories in Critical Zone Science. White T., Brantley S., Banwart S., Chorover J., Dietrich W., Derry L., Lohse K., Anderson S., Aufdendkampe A., Bales R., Kumar P., Richter D., McDowell B. (2015): Developments in Earth Surface Processes 19: 15–78 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National


Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science. Harpold, A. A., Marshall, J. A., Lyon, S. W., Barnhart, T. B., Fisher, B. A., Donovan, M., Brubaker, K. M., Crosby, C. J., Glenn, N. F., Glennie, C. L., Kirchner, P. B., Lam, N., Mankoff, K. D., McCreight, J. L., Molotch, N. P., Musselman, K. N., Pelletier, J., Russo, T., Sangireddy, H., Sjöberg, Y., Swetnam, T., and West, N. (2015): Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2881-2897 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

Lithological Influences on Contemporary and Long-Term Regolith Weathering at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Buss, H.L., Lara Chapela M., Moore, O.W., Kurtz A.C., Schulz, M.S., White A.F. (2016): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (Luquillo)

The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene. Waters, C.N., and 23 co-authors, including D.deB. Richter (2016): Science 351(6269): 137 (Calhoun)

Comment on “Storage selection functions: A coherent framework for quantifying how catchments store and release water and solutes” by Rinaldo et al. Porporato, A., and S. Calabrese (2016): Water Resources Research 52(1): 613-615 (Calhoun)

Optimal control solutions to sodic soil reclamation. Mau, Y. and A. Porporato (2016): Advances in Water Resources 91: 37-45 (Calhoun)

Beyond the SCS-CN method: Theoretical framework for spatially-lumped rainfall-runoff response. Bartlett, M.S., A.J. Parolari, J.J. McDonnell, and A. Porporato (2016): Water Resources Research 52(6): 4608-4627 (Calhoun)

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