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What is the Luquillo CZO?

An illustrated introduction to the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory! By Dr. Justin Richardson and Dr. Bill McDowell. Illustrated by Alana...

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Seeing the subsurface with a sledgehammer instead of a shovel

Do you know where plants get water during the long summer months when the region has not had any rain or snow for weeks? Have you ever wondered how...

Brady Flinchum
Adventures in the Critical Zone


Are all environments part of the Critical Zone?

Before we can consider what is or is not part of the Critical Zone, we have to ask ourselves: “What is the Critical Zone?” Dr. Gail...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


Who does Critical Zone science?

Who does Critical Zone science? Movies and TV shows lead us to believe that when discoveries are made, it is by a lone scientist, sitting in a...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What is the Boulder Creek CZO?

An illustrated introduction to the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory! By Dr. Justin Richardson and Dr. Suzanne Anderson. Illustrated by...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What is the Susquehanna-Shale Hills CZO?

An illlustrated introduction to the Susquehanna-Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory! By Justin Richardson and Jennifer Z Williams. Illustrated...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What is the Santa Catalina-Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory?

An illlustrated introduction to the Santa Catalina-Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory! By Justin Richardson and Jon Chorover....

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What can the watershed approach tell us about the Critical Zone?

What can the watershed approach tell us about the Critical Zone? Creating a new tool is a defining moment in science. In astronomy, the...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What is the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory?

An illlustrated introduction to the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory! By Justin Richardson and Kathleen Lohse. Illustrated by Mathew...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


How does bedrock influence Critical Zone depth?

Many of us are content with considering the cement and asphalt that blanket our sidewalks and roadways as solid earth, our terra firma. However, the...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What is happening to coastal groundwater?

What is happening to coastal groundwater? By: Xuan Yu and Justin Richardson As a Delawarean, it is nearly tradition for friends and colleagues...


Adventures in the Critical Zone


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