California Drought Update

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.


2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Series

06 Mar 2014 - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.


Field Trip: 2014 Southern Sierra Tour

27 Feb 2014 - A post-conference trip through the Southern Sierra Nevada July 20-22, 2014 Presented by: Connie Millar, PhD, Forest Service Pacific Southwest...


UW Study: Bedrock Influences Forests More Than Previously Believed

10 Feb 2014 - Bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution much more than was previously thought, according to a study by University of Wyoming scientists.


Sustaining Earth’s Critical Zone - Report from 2011 International CZ Meeting

29 Jul 2013 - International CZ science community outlines interdisciplinary research needed to address land use changes, climate change, and biodiversity decline


Southern Sierra CZO Videos

03 Jul 2013 - Onward California - University of California television spots showcase Southern Sierra CZO research

Proposed 2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 - An All Hands Meeting for the full CZO Network is proposed for September 21-24, 2014. Details on travel, lodging and other logistics will be...

Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies

08 Apr 2014 - Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies The below survey is designed by Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Kate...

“What’s so critical about the Critical Zone?” webinar

02 Apr 2014 - March 31, 2014. Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF CZO program director) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS; CZO Steering Committee chairperson)

Assistant Professor, Wildland Hydrology, Dept. Ecosystem Science & Management, U. Wyoming

27 Feb 2014 - The Department of Ecosystem Science &; Management at the University of Wyoming (ESM; is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant...

California drought exposes Sierra’s weaknesses

08 Feb 2014 - In California, below-average precipitation for the third year in a row has lead to a worrisome situation in the Sierras.

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UC Drought Summit

Drought Science, Policy and Management Summit

State Capitol • Room 4202 .


2014 Goldschmidt meeting in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Convention Center Complex, California.

CZO Town Hall

CZO Town Hall at 2014 Goldschmidt Conference

Sacramento Convention Center Complex, California..

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Bedrock composition regulates mountain ecosystems and landscape evolution. Hahm, W.J., Riebe, C.S., Lukens, C.E., and Araki, S. (2014): PNAS, early edition


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


Geophysical constraints on deep weathering and water storage potential in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory. Holbrook, W.S., Riebe, C.S., Hayes, J.L., Harry, D., Reeder, K., Malazian, A., Dosseto, A., Hartsough, P., and Hopmans, J. (2014): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.


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 California’s 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.

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.

LiDAR-Derived Snowpack Datasets From Mixed Conifer Forests Across the Western US. 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 (2013): Water Resources Research, in review Cross-CZO

Sensor placement strategies for SWE estimation in the American River basin. Welch, S., Kerkez, B., Bales, R., Glaser, S., Rittger, Rice, R. (2013): Water Resources Research, 49 (2)

Cosmogenic Nuclides in Weathering and Erosion. Granger, D.E. and Riebe, C.S. (2013): in Treatise on Geochemistry, Volume 5: Surface and Ground Water, Weathering, and Soils. (2nd edition).

Response to Comment on Soil moisture response to snowmelt and rainfall in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest. Hopmans, J.W., R.C. Bales, A.T. O'Geen, C.T. Hunsaker, D. Beaudette, P.C. Hartsough, A. Malazian, P. Kirchner, and Meadows, M. (2012): Vadose Zone Journal. 11

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