Mountain hydrology and biogeochemistry, polar snow and ice, climate impacts and water resources
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.
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
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 29(12): 2782–2798 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.
Soil carbon and nitrogen erosion in forested catchments: implications for erosioninduced terrestrial carbon sequestration. Stacy, E., Hart, S.C., Hunsaker, C.T., Johnson, D.W., Berhe, A.A. (2015): Biogeosciences Discuss. 12 (2491-2532)
Estimated Loss of Snowpack Storage in the Eastern Sierra Nevada with Climate Warming. Bales, R., Rice, R., Roy, S. (2014): J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage.
LiDAR measurement of seasonal snow accumulation along an elevation gradient in the southern Sierra Nevada, California. Kirchner, P.B., Bales, R.C., Molotch, N.P., Flanagan, J., Guo, Q. (2014): Hydrology and Earth System Science. 18
Mountain runoff vulnerability to increased evapotranspiration with vegetation expansion. Goulden, M.L., Bales, R.C. (2014): Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111 (39)
Tracing and pacing soil across slopes. Dixon, J. L., Riebe, C. S. (2014): Elements 5 (10)