DATA - Boulder Creek


Meteorological measurements at 3 stations.
Soil temperature and moisture sensor network.
Snow surveys and pits at many sites.
Surface water chemistry at multiple elevations.
Data sharing with Niwot Ridge LTER.

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Research Assistant Chrissy Pruett processes samples in the CZO Lab. Photo by Ethan Welty

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Integrated Data System

We are working with other CZOs to develop cross-CZO capabilities for sharing, integrating, analyzing, and preserving CZO data.

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Wide ranging data

CZO datasets are a powerful resource for developing and testing Earth system models. We produce a large volume of data from a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological disciplines as well as spatial and temporal scales. This "flood" of disparate observational data partly reflects a new generation of integrated measurements.  For example, we are using LIDAR imagery, copious isotopic samples, and low-cost sensors; others are also using eddy correlation and embedded sensor networks.


The Boulder Creek CZO is working with the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site (NWT-LTER) to share data, including environmental datasets in the Boulder Creek watershed collected by LTER for decades.


Get your BcCZO or BcCZO partner research data published here.

Looking to start a research project? Please fill out our BcCZO research application form and contact our field manager Nate Rock Send Mail.

Please review the "Field Safety Guide" to learn about hazards and risks that may be encountered.

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We urge all to act responsibly and be courteous.

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Data News

News Category: Data


Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.


Korean KNU CZO visit great success!

01 Feb 2016 - BcCZO‬ had a great visit from the ‪KNU‬ ‪‎CZO‬ in South Korea. A new CZO that has been funded for about 5 months...


Geology paper about Boulder flood on release picked up by the press.

01 Apr 2015 - The Boulder Creek CZO and coauthors are highlighted in recent articles for their analysis of flooding and debris flows from the historic 2013...

Noah Molotch on KGNU

08 Feb 2018 - The CZO's own Dr. Noah Molotch, director of CWEST, appeared on KGNU during a piece on snow depth and Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL). KGNU is an...

Cold Springs fire!

11 Jul 2016 - The Cold Springs fire is south of Gordon Gulch, and could threaten Gordon Gulch. The greater Nederland area is under an evacuation order, Most roads...

Boulder Creek gets a little harder to sample in December

31 Dec 2015 - Week long tempures below freezing make Boulder Creek a little hard to sample:  {embed1} ...

EOS: Taking the Pulse of the Earth’s Surface Systems

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...

Congratulations to Jeri Fey on being a winner of CU Boulder Best Data Management Plan competition

14 Sep 2015 - September 10, 2015:  The winners of the CU Boulder Best DMP competition have been announced!  Congratulations to Krystle Kelley (Arts and...

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Data Events

Discipline Tag: Data Management / Cyberinfrastructure

1:1 Data Consultation: Boulder CZO and CZOData team

Boulder CZO and the CZOData team will discuss sharing data.

Online: 1-3 EDT / 12-2 CDT / 11-1 MDT / 10-12 PDT.

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