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...


Salon on Deep Critical Zone Architecture held June 14-18, 2015

26 Jun 2015 - An international group of 17 researchers met at Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colorado for 3.5 days of presentations and discussions on the nature of...

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center hosts “What is the Critical Zone Observatory?”

27 May 2016 - To kick off the CZO summer display in the Lower Classroom at Shaver’s Creek, the Environmental Center hosted a poster session to learn about...

Fourteen participants engage in the PIHM developers workshop

26 May 2016 - The Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model (PIHM) developer workshop aimed to help developers understand the PIHM code and learn how to contribute...

Poster presentation at Shale Network Workshop wraps up 2015-2016 TeenShale

19 May 2016 - The fourth year of the TeenShale Network water quality monitoring project closes this evening with a poster presentation of their research at the...

CZO hosts Jorden Hayes for All-Hands 2016

16 May 2016 - Invited guest Dr. Jorden Hayes, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at Dickinson College, joined this year’s All-Hands meeting to interact...

Cross CZO Collaborator brings hydrogeophysical methods to the CZO

09 May 2016 - Luquillo CZO PI Xavier Comas, Professor of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University, joined the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO team along with...

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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.

SSHCZO Doctoral Dissertation Presentation

Fully coupled hydrological and morphological processes for modeling landscape evolution

231A Sackett Building.

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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 (accepted)

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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