News

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CZO REUs and RETs present research at 2014 CUAHSI Biennial Meeting

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

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FAQ for 2014 All Hands Meeting

20 Aug 2014 (National, Sierra) - Answers to frequently asked questions.

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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 proposed 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network, including dates, time, 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.

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Introducing Eel River CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, Eel) - UC Berkeley scientists will receive $4,900,000 over the next five years to study the Eel River watershed in Northern California...

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Introducing Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML) CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, IML) - The IML-CZO focuses on intensely managed agricultural and urban landscapes in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota.

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Introducing Calhoun CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, Calhoun) - The Calhoun CZO seeks to understand how Earth’s Critical Zones respond to and recover from severe erosion and land degradation.

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Introducing Reynolds Creek CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, Reynolds) - New Reynolds Creek CZO leverages USDA ARS spatial and temporal hydroclimate data to improve prediction of soil carbon and critical zone processes

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UW Study: Bedrock Influences Forests More Than Previously Believed

10 Feb 2014 (Sierra) - Bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution much more than was previously thought, according to a study by University of Wyoming scientists.


CUAHSI Virtual Workshop on Field Data Management Solutions

26 Aug 2014 (National) - Tools, tricks, and techniques for handling data in the field.

Report On: Stable Isotope (δ18O and δ2H) Data for Precipitation, Stream Water, and Groundwater in PR

25 Aug 2014 (Luquillo) - Stable Isotope (δ18O and δ2H) Data for Precipitation, Stream Water, and Groundwater in Puerto Rico Stable isotope data can be used to...

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Reserve Preserved: Lodge Lightning Complex Wildfire Contained

25 Aug 2014 (Eel) - Angelo Reserve, Eel River CZO's primary field site, partially burned by Lodge Lighting Complex fire.

Summer REUs use seismic techniques to gather data on subsurface structure

11 Aug 2014 (Shale Hills) - To improve understanding of the shallow critical zone structure at Shale Hills, two REU students along with CZO post-doc scholar Nicole West and...

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Events

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All Hands Meeting

2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network


Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, California.

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


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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)


Boron Isotope Fractionation in Soils at Shale Hills CZO. Noireaux J., Gaillardet J., Sullivan P.L., Brantley S.L. (2014): Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, Vol 10, p 218-222 (Shale Hills)

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Impact of organic carbon on weathering and chemical denudation of granular basalt. Dontsova K., Zaharescu D., Henderson W., Verghese S., Perdrial N., Hunt E., and Chorover J. (2014): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 139: 508-526 (Catalina-Jemez)

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Estimating individual tree mid- and understory rank-size distributions from airborne laser scanning in semi-arid forests. Swetnam T.L., Falk D.A., Lynch A.M., and Yool S.R. (2014): Forest Ecology and Management 330: 271-282 (Catalina-Jemez)

Bedrock infiltration estimates from a catchment in the mountain rain-snow transition zone. Kormos, P. R., J. P. McNamara, M. Seyfried, H. P. Marshall, D. Marks and A. Flores (2014): Journal of Hydrology (Reynolds)

A unified approach to hydrologic modeling: Part 2 Comparison of alternative process representations. Clark, M., B. Nijssen, J. Lundquist, D. Kavetski, D. Rupp, E. Gutmann, A. Wood, D. Gochis, R. Rasmussen, D. Tarboton, V. Mahat, G. Flerchinger, D. Marks (2014): Water Resources Research (Reynolds)

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