Special publications on CZ/CZO science

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


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).


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


Critical Zone Science & Management Course

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


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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


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.


Aufdenkampe honored for outstanding service to water sciences community

30 Jul 2014 (Christina) - Anthony Aufdenkampe, Ph.D., was recognized for his national leadership and community building for the Critical Zone Observatory network.

Cross-CZO activities

23 Jul 2014 (Calhoun) - 1) Aaron Thompson is leading CCZO researchers in cooperating with other CZOs (notably Luquillo) to facilitate cross-CZO research to investigate the...

New CCZO publications

23 Jul 2014 (Calhoun) - 1) A new history of Calhoun book chapter is being published this summer.  Written by Dan Richter and co-authored by 19 scientists and land...

Duke PhD Students win 2-year IGERT Fellowships

23 Jul 2014 (Calhoun) - Three students working on the Calhoun CZO have been selected to join Duke’s WISeNet program on wireless technology.  They will work...

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Proposed All Hands Meeting

2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network

Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, California.


CUAHSI Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering

Shepherdstown, WV.


SSCZO Annual Team Meeting

Southern Sierra CZO Annual Team Meeting

UC Center, Fresno, CA.

(Luquillo, Sierra)

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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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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


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)


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


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)

Groundwater and surface water flow to the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, California: 36C and Cl− evidence. Shaw, G.D., M.H. Conklin, G.J. Nimz, and F. Liu. (2014): Water Resources Research 50(3): 1943-1959 (Sierra)

Antecedent Moisture Controls on Stream Nitrate Flux in an Agricultural Watershed. Davis. C.A., Ward, A.S., Burgin, A.J., Loecke, T.D., Riveros-Iregui, D.A., Schnoebelen, D.J., Just, C.L., Thomas, S.A., Weber, L.J., St. Clair, M.A. (2014): Journal of Environmental Quality (IML)


A bottom-up control on fresh-bedrock topography under landscapes. Rempe, D.M., Dietrich, W.D. (2014): Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (18): 6576-6581 (Eel)

Factoring in canopy cover heterogeneity on evapotranspiration partitioning: Beyond big-leaf surface homogeneity assumptions. Villegas J.C., Espeleta J.E., Morrison C.T., Breshears D.D., and Huxman T.E. (2014): Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69(3): 78A-83A (Catalina-Jemez)

Parameter estimation of a physically-based land surface hydrologic model using an ensemble Kalman filter: A multivariate real-data experiment. Shi, Y., K. J. Davis, F. Zhang and C. J. Duffy, and X. Yu (2014): Geophysical Review Letters (in review) (Shale Hills)

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