Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) are natural laboratories for investigating Earth surface processes by monitoring streams, climate and groundwater. CZOs are instrumented for hydrogeochemical measurements of soil, canopy and bedrock. The US CZO network grew to 9 observatories in 2013. The cross-disciplinary teams use field and theoretical approaches, and include education and outreach such as the townhall.
Brantley, S.L., White, T.S., Anderson, S.P., Bales, R.C., Chorover, J., McDowell, W.H. (2013): Critical Zone Science and Observatories. Abstract TH15D-01 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec..
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