News

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NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

10 May 2018 - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website on Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).

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Earth’s skin is an interdisciplinary laboratory

29 Jan 2018 - In the January 2018 issue of Physics Today, writer Toni Feder explores the scope of CZ research in the article, “Earth’s skin is an...

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Susan L. Brantley receives the 2018 Urey Award

26 Jan 2018 - Susan L. Brantley received the 2018 Urey Award from the European Association of Geochemistry. Brantley is a Distinguished Professor of Geosciences...

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White paper of 2017 CZ Science Meeting in Arlington, VA

01 Jan 2018 - New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science Following the June 2017 Arlington Meeting for Critical Zone Science (hosted by CZO), a white booklet...

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Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

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CZOs at AGU 2017

05 Dec 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

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Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

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CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.

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82nd Annual Field Conference of PA Geologists tour the CZO

05 Oct 2017 - Just under 250 geologists from across the state of Pennsylvania spent three days (Oct 5-7) exploring outcrops and research sites in Blair, Centre...

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CZNews: Summer 2017

27 Jul 2017 - CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Summer 2017.

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The frontier beneath our feet — an AGU commentary on the critical zone

21 Apr 2017 - AGU has published a collection of commentaries highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.

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2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.

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K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

24 Mar 2017 - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...

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

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


Dr. Ying Fan Reinfelder visits for the 2018 All-Hands Meeting at Penn State

10 May 2018 - Over the course of two days each May, the SSHCZO comes together for the annual All-Hands science meeting at Penn State.  This year, Dr. Ying...

Four geoscience majors present senior thesis projects on CZO topics

25 Apr 2018 - From agricultural practices to geophysical characterizations, four seniors in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State have completed their...

Water Resources Extension Educators tour the CZO

19 Apr 2018 - Water Resources Extension Educators visited Penn State for three days for the Penn State Extension Annual Conference.  During their visit to...

Collaborators use Cole Farm to demonstrate geophysical techniques to undergraduate students

14 Apr 2018 - Students enrolled in near surface geophysics classes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (10 students), Dickinson College (14 students), Rutgers...

TeenShale 2017-2018 cohort complete the field season with a “mock” spill experiment

11 Apr 2018 - New this year, the TeenShale Network participants teamed with members of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to observe the...

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Events

AGU Fall Meeting 2018

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2018


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Publications

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Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover, J., Derry, L. A., McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(11): 8654–8659 Cross-CZO National

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Growing new generations of critical zone scientists. Wymore Adam S., Nicole R. West, Kate Maher, Pamela L. Sullivan, Adrian Harpold, Diana Karwan, Jill A. Marshall, Julia Perdrial, Daniella M. Rempe and Lin Ma (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42 (14): 2498-2502 Cross-CZO National

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Geochemical evolution of the Critical Zone across variable time scales informs concentration-discharge relationships: Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory. McIntosh J.C., Schaumberg C., Perdrial J., Harpold A., Vázquez-Ortega A., Rasmussen C., Vinson D., Zapata-Rios X., Brooks P.D., Meixner T., Pelletier J., Derry L., Chorover J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(5): 4169–4196 Cross-CZO National

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Designing a network of critical zone observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth. Brantley, S.L., McDowell, W.H., Dietrich, W.E., White, T.S., Kumar, P., Anderson, S., Chorover, J., Lohse, K.A., Bales, R.C., Richter, D., Grant, G., and Gaillardet, J. (2017): Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 841–860 Cross-CZO National

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Reviews and syntheses: on the roles trees play in building and plumbing the critical zone. Brantley, Susan L., David M. Eissenstat, Jill A. Marshall, Sarah E. Godsey, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Diana L. Karwan, Shirley A. Papuga, Joshua Roering, Todd E. Dawson, Jaivime Evaristo, Oliver Chadwick, Jeffrey J. McDonnell, Kathleen C. Weathers (2017): Biogeosciences, 14, 5115-5142 Cross-CZO National

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Enhancing Interoperability and Capabilities of Earth Science Data using the Observations Data Model 2 (ODM2). Hsu, Leslie, Emilio Mayorga, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, Megan R. Carter, Kerstin A. Lehnert and Susan L. Brantley (2017): Data Science Journal, 16: 4, pp. 1–16 Cross-CZO National

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Expanding the role of reactive transport models in critical zone processes. Li Li, Kate Maher, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Jenny Druhan, Christof Meile, Corey Lawrence, Joel Moore, Julia Perdrial, Pamela Sullivan, Aaron Thompson, Lixin Jin, Edward W. Bolton, Susan L. Brantley, William E. Dietrich, K. Ulrich Mayer, Carl I. Steefel, Albert Valocchi, John Zachara, Benjamin Kocar, Jennifer Mcintosh, Benjamin M. Tutolo, Mukesh Kumar, Eric Sonnenthal, Chen Bao, Joe Beisman (2017): Earth-Science Reviews, 165:280-301 Cross-CZO

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Variability in aboveground carbon dynamics driven by slope aspect and curvature in an eastern deciduous forest, USA. Smith, L., Eissenstat, D., and Kaye, M. (2017): Canadian Journal of Forest Research, vol. 47: 149–158

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Controls on deep critical zone architecture: a historical review and four testable hypotheses. Riebe, C. S., Hahm, W. J., Brantley, S. L. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (1): 128–156 Cross-CZO National

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Variation of organic matter quantity and quality in streams at Critical Zone Observatory watersheds. Miller, Matthew P., Boyer, Elizabeth W., McKnight, Diane M., Brown, Michael G., Gabor, Rachel S., Hunsaker, Carolyn T., Iavorivska, Lidiia, Inamdar, Shreeram, Johnson, Dale W., Kaplan, Louis A., Lin, Henry, McDowell, William H., Perdrial, Julia N. (2016): Water Resources Research, 52 (10): 8202–8216 Cross-CZO

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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

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Fully-Coupled Hydrologic Processes for Modeling Landscape Evolution. Zhang, Y., R. Slingerland, and C. Duffy (2016): Environmental Modelling & Software, 82:89-107

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Mineralogical Transformations and Soil Development in Shale across a Latitudinal Climosequence. Dere Ashlee L., Timothy S. White, Richard April, and Susan L. Brantley (2016): Soil Science Society of America, 80:623–636


Climate preconditions the Critical Zone: Elucidating the role of subsurface fractures in the evolution of asymmetric topography. West, N., Kirby, E., Nyblade, A., and Brantley, S.L. (2018): Earth and Planetary Science Letters (submitted)

Using a spatially-distributed hydrologic biogeochemistry model with a nitrogen transport module to study the spatial variation of carbon processes in a Critical Zone Observatory. Shi, Y., Eissenstat, D.M., He, Y., and Davis, K.J. (2018): Ecological Modelling, 380:8-21

(Data Paper) 31 Years of Spatially Distributed Air Temperature, Humidity, Precipitation Amount and Precipitation Phase From Reynolds Critical one Observatory. Kormos, P., Marks, D., Seyfried, M., Havens, S., Hendrick, A., Lohse, K., Maserik, M., and A. Flores (2018): ESSD Cross-CZO

Particle fluxes in groundwater change subsurface shale rock chemistry over geologic time. Kim, H., Gu, X., and Brantley, S.L. (2018): Earth and Planetary Science Letters (submitted)

Nutrient foraging by mycorrhizas: From species functional traits to ecosystem processes. Chen, Weile, Koide, Roger T., and Eissenstat, David M. (2018): Functional Ecology, 00:1–12

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