News

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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.

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Post-doc position: Water and Critical Zone Architecture

29 Jul 2016 - CZO seeks postdoc to answer fundamental questions about CZ architecture and hydrologic processes. Work involves data synthesis and building models.

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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...

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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.

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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...


Critical Zone Profile – YUNING SHI (meteorologist, research associate)

26 Sep 2016 - Research Associate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – TESS RUSSO (hydrologist, assistant professor)

26 Sep 2016 - Assistant Professor; Department of Geosciences; The Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – LILLIAN HILL (ecologist, graduate student)

26 Sep 2016 - graduate student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile - JOANMARIE DEL VECCHIO (geomorphologist, graduate student)

26 Sep 2016 - Graduate student, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – HYOJIN KIM (geochemist, postdoctoral fellow)

26 Sep 2016 - Post-doctoral researcher; Global Institute for Water Security; Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University

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Events

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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.


Dissertation Defense - Lidiia Iavorivska

Dissolved Organic Matter in Atmospheric Deposition: Inputs to Watersheds and Influences of Climate


217 Forest Resources Building.

Fall 2016 CZO Seminar

Instrumentation of the new Agricultural Site


105 Forest Resources Building.

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Publications

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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