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.
14 Nov 2018 - The Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union is a worldwide conference for geophysical sciences, which brings together space scietists,...
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...
03 Nov 2017 - During the week of October 30th, Penn State and SSHCZO hosted 15 scientists from the China Geological Survey, with interests ranging from saltwater...
30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.
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...
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.