Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO has an immediate opening for Data Manager

29 Jul 2016 - The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Penn State has an immediate opening for a data manager to work on the NSF-funded project,...


AGU Abstracts due August 3: List of CZ Sessions

24 Jul 2016 - AGU 2016 sessions related to CZ science. Submit your abstract by August 3.


Shale Hills and Garner Run specimens collected for cross-CZO microbial investigations

13 Jul 2016 - Over the next year (April 2016 – March 2017), the cross-CZO microbial ecology working group plans to collect soil samples during peak regional...


Susan Brantley has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal

11 Jun 2016 - We are proud to announce that Dr. Susan Brantley, Lead-PI of the Shale Hills CZO has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal.


Critical Zone Profile - PAM SULLIVAN (hydrogeochemist, Assistant Professor)

23 Mar 2016 - Assistant Professor of ecohydrology, Department of Geography, University of Kansas


EOS: Taking the Pulse of the Earth’s Surface Systems

04 Dec 2015 - Taking the Pulse of the Earth's Surface Systems In September of 2014, Laurel Larsen (UC Berkley), Elizabeth Hajek (Penn State), and others...

TeenShale faculty mentors at State High “Spend a Summer Day” in the field

20 Jul 2016 - Early on a cool, clear, morning, five earth science faculty with State College Area High School gather with CZO team members to embark on a summer...

Joanmarie Del Vecchio receives GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Research Award

01 Jul 2016 - Joanmarie Del Vecchio, M.S. candidate in Geosciences, has been awarded the 2016 GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Research...

Penn State Weather Campers visit the CZO

30 Jun 2016 - Each year, the Department of Meteorology hosts Weather Camp and Advanced Weather Camp over two weeks in June.  The Penn State Weather camps...

Flux Tower instrumentation complete for the Garner Run catena

29 Jun 2016 - The Garner Run sandstone catena will have additional measurements coming online soon.  A LI-COR Eddy Covariance system was installed on Hunt 40...

Hydrogeophysics 2016 Workshop an interdisciplinary success!

24 Jun 2016 - Organized by Rutgers and based at both Shale Hills and Garner Run catenas, the 2016 Hydrogeophysics Workshop took place on June 23rd and 24th. ...

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NSF Review of CZO Network

Review of CZO network by NSF will occur in Fall 2016

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.

CZO REU/RET 2016 Summer Program

CZO Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teacher

Shale Hills CZO (Penn State) and Stroud Water Research Cente.

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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


Chapter 2 – The Role of Critical Zone Observatories in Critical Zone Science. White T., Brantley S., Banwart S., Chorover J., Dietrich W., Derry L., Lohse K., Anderson S., Aufdendkampe A., Bales R., Kumar P., Richter D., McDowell B. (2015): Developments in Earth Surface Processes 19: 15–78 Cross-CZO National


Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science. Harpold, A. A., Marshall, J. A., Lyon, S. W., Barnhart, T. B., Fisher, B. A., Donovan, M., Brubaker, K. M., Crosby, C. J., Glenn, N. F., Glennie, C. L., Kirchner, P. B., Lam, N., Mankoff, K. D., McCreight, J. L., Molotch, N. P., Musselman, K. N., Pelletier, J., Russo, T., Sangireddy, H., Sjöberg, Y., Swetnam, T., and West, N. (2015): Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2881-2897 Cross-CZO National


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


Regolith production and transport at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Part 2 - Insights from meteoric 10Be. West, N., Kirby, E., Bierman, P., Slingerland, R., Ma, L., Rood, D., and Brantley, S. L. (2013): Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface 118:1-20


Regolith production and transport in the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Part 1: Insights from U-series isotopes. Ma, L., Chabaux, F., West, N., Kirby, E., Jin, L., and Brantley, S. (2013): Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface 118 (2) 722-740

Virtual experiments guide calibration strategies for a real-world watershed application of coupled surface-subsurface modeling . Yu, Xuan; Christopher Duffy; Yu Zhang; Gopal Bhatt; Yuning Shi (2016): Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

Open science in practice: learning integrated modeling of coupled surface-subsurface flow processes from scratch. Yu Xuan; Christopher J. Duffy; Alain N. Rousseau; Gopal Bhatt; Álvaro Pardo Álvarez; Dominique Charron (2016): Earth and Space Science

87Sr/86Sr, Ca/Sr, and Ge/Si ratios as tracers of solute sources and biogeochemical cycling at a temperate forested shale catchment, central Pennsylvania, USA. Meek, Katherine, Louis Derry, Jed Sparks and Lawrence Cathles (2016): Chemical Geology

Understanding Hydrogeochemical Processes at the Watershed Scale: 2 Concentration Discharge Relationship of Chloride and Magnesium at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHCZO). Bao, Chen, Li Li, Pamela L. Sullivan, Susan Brantley, Yuning Shi, Chris Duffy (2016): Water Resources Research (submitted)

Understanding Hydrogeochemical Processes at the Watershed Scale: 1 Development of RT-Flux-PIHM. Bao, Chen, Yuning Shi, Li Li, Christopher Duffy (2016): Water Resources Research (submitted)

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