Researchers at the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO have developed and implemented a suite of quantitative and qualitative models of critical zone processes. These models characterize the processes that shape the Earth's surface over various time scales. Improving current models and bridging knowledge gaps between different systems are at the core of critical zone research.
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...
03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.
21 May 2014 - A town hall meeting on reactive transport modeling (RTM)will be held from 12:30 to 2 pm on Tuesday, June 10th, in room 308 in Sacramento Convention...
08 Apr 2014 - Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies The below survey is designed by Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Kate...
17 Jun 2013 - Flux-PIHM, the Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model which includes a land surface component, is able to provide good predictions of the...
Bedrock and Regolith Weathering
Conceptual models of deep CZ structure and function.
Flux PIHM is a fully-coupled land surface hydrologic model with improved land-atmosphere interactions.
Mass balance model for deposition, weathering and transport at SSHCZO.
A MATLAB-based toolbox for analysis of time series data for soil moisture proﬁles
Isotopic Estimates of Weathering
Isotope geochemistry (Uranium, Thorium, Beryllium) offer estimates of weathering rates at Shale Hills.
Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model
Multiprocess, multi-scale hydrologic model.
GIS interface for Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model
Tightly coupled GIS interface for the Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model
The 3D landscape evolution model (PIHMSed) that couples the processes of bedrock uplift, weathering, and regolith.
Penn State Integrated Hydrological Model for Dissolved Organic Carbon
PIHM is a physically based, fully distributed hydrological model
Hydrologic Flowpaths and Hydropedology
Vertical and lateral flowpaths provide a "short-circuit" for water flux in the shallow subsurface.