Grades 15 -
By the end of this module students will be able to:
More on this module's objectives can be found here.
Observatory: National CZO
Author(s): Timothy White (Pennsylvania State University)
Funding: National Science Foundation–funded SERC InTeGrate project
In this module, students are introduced to the Critical Zone as a complex system that requires directed transdisciplinary study to understand: as of April 2017, Critical Zone science is just one decade old and is evolving as this course develops. Many of the fundamental approaches and concepts of Critical Zone science are derived from decades of soil science and related research endeavors now applied to conceptualizing and constructing systems models that will allow scientists to predict the effects of ongoing land use and climate change on the Critical Zone.
In these three units, students will: