Hydrology: soil physics, flow and transport modeling, soil moisture, microtomography, scaling techniques, plant root-soil water interactions
13 Mar 2015 - The Kings River Experimental Watershed (KREW) Group led by Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker form the Pacific Southwest Research Station are recognized for their...
06 Mar 2014 - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.
03 Jul 2013 - Onward California - University of California television spots showcase Southern Sierra CZO research
03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.
20 Aug 2014 - Answers to frequently asked questions.
12 May 2014 - "The National Science Foundation is honoring UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe with a Faculty Early Career Development Award to support her...
24 Apr 2014 - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.
18 Apr 2014 - The third dry year in a row has strained California water reserves, emphasizing research on how to improve water runoff quality and quantity.
Soil moisture response to snowmelt timing in mixed-conifer subalpine forests. Harpold A. A., Molotch N. P., Musselman K. N., Bales R. C., Kirchner P. B., Litvak M. and Brooks P. D. (2015): Hydrological Processes (online) Cross-CZO
Bedrock composition regulates mountain ecosystems and landscape evolution. Hahm, W.J., Riebe, C.S., Lukens, C.E., and Araki, S. (2014): Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(9):3338-3343
A Three-dimensional View of Nutrient Hotspots in a Sierra Nevada Forest Soil. Johnson, D.W., C. Woodward, M.W. Meadows. (2014): Soil Science Society of America Journal, In press
LiDAR-derived snowpack data sets from mixed conifer forests across the Western United States. Harpold, A.A., Q. Guo, N. Molotch, P. D. Brooks, R. Bales, J.C. Fernandez-Diaz, K.N. Musselman, and T.L. Swetnam, P. Kirchner, M. Meadows, J. Flanagan, R. Lucas (2014): Water Resources Research 50(3): 2749-2755 Cross-CZO
Geophysical constraints on deep weathering and water storage potential in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory. Holbrook, W.S., Riebe, C.S., Elwaseif, M., Hayes, J.L., Harry, D. L., Basler-Reeder, K., Malazian, A., Dosseto, A., Hartsough, P. C., and Hopmans, J. W. (2014): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39:366-380.
Snowmelt timing alters shallow but not deep soil moisture in the Sierra Nevada . Blankinship, J.C., Meadows, M.W., Lucas, R.G., and Hart, S.C. (2014): Water Resources Research.
Nutrient Hot Spots in a Sierra Nevada Forest Soil: Temporal Characteristics and Relations to Microbial Communities. Woodward, C., Johnson, D.W., Meadows, M.W., Miller, W.W., Hynes, M.M., and Robertson, C.M. (2013): Soil Science
Elevation-dependent influence of snow accumulation on forest greening. Trujillo, E., Molotch, N.P., Goulden, M.L., Kelly, A.E., Bales, R.C. (2012): Nature Geoscience 5, 705-709
Snowmelt Runoff and Water Yield Along Elevation and Temperature Gradients in Californias Southern Sierra Nevada . Hunsaker, C.T., Whitaker, T.W., and Bales, R.C. (2012): Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2012. 1-12: p. 667-678.
Groundwater and surface water flow to the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, California: 36C and Cl− evidence. Shaw, G.D., M.H. Conklin, G.J. Nimz, and F. Liu. (2014): Water Resources Research 50(3): 1943-1959
Going deep to quantify limits on weathering in the Critical Zone. Riebe, C. S., Hahm, W. J., Brantley, S. L. (2014): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, in review Cross-CZO National
Making soil. Dixon, J. L., Riebe, C. S. (2014): Elements, in review Cross-CZO National
Cosmogenic Nuclides in Weathering and Erosion. Granger, D.E. and Riebe, C.S. (2014): in Treatise on Geochemistry, Volume 5: Surface and Ground Water, Weathering, and Soils. (2nd edition): 401-436
The sensitivity of forest water use to the timing of precipitation and snowmelt recharge in the California Sierra: Implications for a warming climate. Tague, C., and H. Peng. (2013): J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 118, 875–887.